VANCOUVER (November 11, 2018) – Leader of the Opposition, Andrew Wilkinson, released the following statement today for Remembrance Day:
“This Sunday marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. A bloody conflict that spanned every corner of the globe leaving millions dead, including over 60,000 Canadians.
“55,570 British Columbians answered the call and served their country in The Great War. British Columbians also made up a significant contingent of the 1.1 million Canadians who served in the Second World War.
“Our nation’s last surviving First World War veteran passed away eight years ago and the number of Second World War veterans continues to dwindle.
“With them, the living memory of the conflict fades, and those of us today must make every effort to ensure that their sacrifices are remembered, and their legacy of securing peace is everlasting.
“We thank you. We will always remember.”