NEWS RELEASE · 10th November 2010
Office of the Premier
Premier Gordon Campbell released the following Remembrance Day statement.
"At 11 a.m. on November 11, we keep silent for two minutes to remember those who have died fighting for freedom. Canada has lost brave men and women in conflicts in every part of the world.
"Canada's young men and women have always answered the call for volunteers and willingly put themselves in harm's way to fight against oppression and tyranny. Our proud tradition of military service extends from the trenches at Vimy Ridge to the skies over Normandy, from the frozen dikes of the Netherlands to the scorching heat of Cyprus.
"On this Remembrance Day, we especially pay tribute to our Canadian Forces now serving in Afghanistan, and mourn those British Columbians we have lost there in the past year:
"Corporal Darren Fitzpatrick, formerly of Prince George; Private Garrett Chidley, formerly of Langley; Lieutenant Andrew Nuttall, formerly of Prince Rupert and Victoria; and Michelle Lang, formerly of Vancouver, a journalist with the Calgary Herald.
"For their families and friends, every day is Remembrance Day. Please join me in honouring them, and our other lost warriors, by observing two minutes of silence."