Although I despise war as a bullying tactic (often with greed as a motivating factor) or when used in place of more conscious options for resolving conflict I’m not naive, and accept that war sometimes becomes the only way to defend ourselves and WW1 and WW2 are certainly examples of this. Our country would not be what it is today if not for the sacrifices of the many young men and woman who died for the cause or survived, but for a lifetime carried with them the scars of war, both inside and out. You may not see me often wear a poppy (as it always seems to fall off) and I may not attend the events commemorating this day but nonetheless I do Remember.
In the First World War 61,000 Canadians died, in the Second World War 42,000 Canadians died. Many of these soldiers were dual citizens serving in the Canadian Armed Forces.