Remembrance Day vow to ‘never, ever forget’

Nov 12, 2012 | News

By Neetu Thind

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A large crowed gathered at old city hall to pay respect to the fallen soldiers and veterans in Toronto on Sunday.

There was a somber feel to the day’s ceremony with many people holding photographs of their loved ones who sacrificed their lives for the nation.

The mood was lifted slightly as the crowd joined in the singing of the national anthem to start the event.

Those in attendance joined in singing the national anthem. PHOTO BY NEETU THIND.

Listen to O Canada sung at the ceremony:

A veteran reads along to the iconic Flanders Field poem.

    Listen as the crowd reads In Flanders Field:

The reading of the iconic poem ‘In Flanders Field’  by John McCrae, tugged on the heart-strings of those in attendance, drawing many tears from the crowd.

Mayor Rob Ford delivered his Remembrance Day address, speaking about the 70th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid and applauding the contribution of women in the naval services in the First World War.

“Veterans of all ages can surely take heart in that our younger generations will never, ever forget them,” said Ford.

He also had a message for those who passed away.

“Those who have served and never returned: we thank you. We salute you. We will always, always remember you.”

Mayor Rob Ford’s speech can be heard in its entirety here on Humber News.

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