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With all the controversy in New Brunswick and all around the world these days we can all agree to come together on this day to remember those who lost standing up for our rights.

People who generations before us have died so we can have the right to speak our minds, be home with our families and vote for what is right and against what is wrong.

Not all of us understand the entire impact of war, the hardship of being a soldier or the horror that even the family members who stayed home endured. We hear stories, read poems and wear a poppy but without experiencing this ourselves directly it’s impossible to comprehend.

And then there are others today who are sent out to fight on behalf of us who may still not understand who or what they are fighting but who all know who they are fighting for.

We are Canadian and in many ways we are free and should continue to be so.

Take however many minutes you need to today to reflect on our history and your future. And always, I beg you, do the brave thing even if it just means speaking your mind or biting your tongue. You don’t have to leave the country to stand up for what is right and that is what today memorializes.

Thank you,

Sarah Butland

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