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WATCH: Remembrance Day from the National War Memorial

2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, as well the 75th anniversary of Canada’s Liberation of The Netherlands, and the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Remembrance Day ceremonies across the nation are limited to participants only, and spectators are encouraged to honour the fallen by watching Remembrance Day events online.

Village Media will carry the National Remembrance Day livestream from the National War Memorial in Ottawa, which is scheduled to begin at 10:45 a.m.

“Today, on Remembrance Day, we honour the brave Canadians in uniform who have served, and continue to serve, our country in times of war, conflict, and peace. To those who have been injured in the line of duty, who have lived with the physical and mental scars of war, and who have made the ultimate sacrifice – we remember. We also honour their family members – parents, siblings, children, and spouses – who have given up time with their loved ones, in the name of our country," said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in a statement issued today.

“In the face of hardship and fear, our veterans and service members have always shown immense courage and selflessness. From Vimy Ridge and Juno Beach to Korea, Cyprus, and Afghanistan, their commitment to protecting the rights of others and to defending the principles of peace, freedom, and democracy has never faltered. These ordinary Canadians became honoured heroes and made extraordinary sacrifices to ensure a better, safer, and brighter future for people in Canada and around the world."