Statement from Nunatukavut President Todd Russell in honour of Remembrance Day
HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY, LABRADOR, November 10, 2017 – The following is a Remembrance Day statement from President Todd Russell, on behalf of the NunatuKavut Community Council, in honour of all Veterans:
“On this upcoming Remembrance Day, let us pause to remember and honour the generations of courageous men and women in uniform who have served our Country. Whether they had to leave their homes and families to fight during times of war or were called to peacefully protect and serve others, far too many have made the ultimate sacrifice. Countless others were left with the lifelong scars of service. Let us also pay tribute to those who are serving today and continue to bear the burden of this sacrifice. Our thoughts go out to them and their loved ones and we pray for a safe return home.
We will never forget the brave Indigenous men and women who proudly stood to protect our country and their Nations, often overcoming prejudice and discrimination just to wear the uniform. They have made an immense and special contribution and we are grateful for the price they paid, and continue to pay, for all Canadians. We must keep telling their story so that it is not lost or forgotten.
During tomorrow’s day of remembrance, let us take a moment to solemnly reflect on what our veterans have so selflessly done for us and humbly offer our gratitude for the peace and democracy that we enjoy today. It is our values and freedoms that strengthen us in all our diversity and I am thankful that we can stand proud and strong as Southern Inuit in our own lands.
Lest we forget.”