On behalf of the NAPEG Council, I would encourage all NAPEG members to take time to observe Remembrance Day 2016.
Remembrance Day means different things to each of us. In the larger sense, this special, solemn day is dedicated to paying tribute to our service men and women, particularly those who made the ultimate sacrifice for defending our country so we could enjoy a better world. We honour their service and sacrifice and we will never forget the extraordinary courage of these brave men and women.
As each year passes, the number of veterans who served in World War II lessens, but our younger generations are finding innovative, meaningful ways to keep their bravery and sacrifices alive. Younger people may not be able to comprehend the atrocities the world wars inflicted on those who served in them and the scars our vets carried with them through the rest of their lives, but it is gratifying to see the younger generations building connections to a previous time of our history so the acts of bravery and selflessness that took place decades ago remain meaningful and relevant to individuals across the world in 2016.
We honour all our service men and women, past and present, particularly those who made the ultimate sacrifice for defending our country so we could enjoy a better world.
Please take time to honour these brave men and women — and the thousands of individuals who continue to protect our way of life today — in whatever way is meaningful for you this Friday, Remembrance Day 2016.
We must always remember those who gave their lives and show our gratitude to those who survived to help build the Canada we know and love.
Sudhir Jha, P.Eng.