Edmonton – Peter Goldring, Member of Parliament for Edmonton East, will be speaking at Edmonton’s Queen Elizabeth High School, 9425-132 Ave. at a special Trans-Canada Remembrance Day Ceremony, Thursday November 10 at 10:30 a.m.
The ceremony links Canadian troops by video-conference with students in schools across the country. Mr. Goldring will be speaking and laying a wreath.
“This is a good opportunity for students to interact with our troops,” Mr. Goldring says. “And it also lets our soldiers know they are not forgotten by the people of Canada, especially the young people.”
Mr. Goldring will also be paying tribute to Canadian soldiers both past and present on Friday November 11 at Remembrance Day ceremonies at the Edmonton’s oldest Cenotaph.
Mr. Goldring will attend Maranatha Church (11905-47 St.) at 9:30 a.m. for a non-denominational service, then take part in the parade to the Beverly Memorial Cenotaph (40th Street and 118 Ave.), where he will lay a wreath and speak.
“It is important we take time to remember, to pay tribute to the more than two million Canadians who have served this country in uniform since Confederation,” Mr. Goldring says, “especially the more than 115,000 of them who lie in foreign graves, forever young. By honouring them we show respect for their legacy: our country – our freedom.”