REMEMBERING TODAY… –
The ultimate sacrifice, of one’s life, in defense of a nation, of peace, of freedom, is a sacrifice we must always remember and honour.
Armenians who survived the Genocide and deportations from their ancestral lands early in the 20th century spread around the world in search of freedom and dignity. The sons and daughters of those who landed in
Canada have proudly served Canada in every foreign mission dating from the First World War through Afghanistan and the present day. Learning from the lessons of our own history, Armenian Canadians also have a moral obligation to remember and to pay tribute to the many unknown victims of war, of war crimes and of crimes against humanity. They, too, are amongst those brave men and women who have sacrificed their lives for our wellbeing today.
The Armenian National Committee of Canada, on behalf of the Canadian Armenian community, would like to thank the Canadian Government and its armed forces for the security and safety they bring to our community and our country from coast to coast. We remember and are grateful for the ultimate sacrifices of all those who have fallen on and off the battlefields to protect our welfare.
This year, on the one hundred year anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, we also remember and thank the Canadian civilians and missionaries who supported and saved Armenian lives in the Ottoman Empire during World War I, and helped many of them build new lives in Canada.
The ANCC is the largest and the most influential Canadian-Armenian grassroots human rights organization. Working in coordination with a network of offices, chapters, and supporters throughout Canada and affiliated organizations around the world, the ANCC actively advances the concerns of the Canadian-Armenian community on a broad range of issues.