Thank you to all the men, women and service animals who have given their lives for our freedoms, and thank you for all their families as well. But most of all I want to thank the Canadian troops of the Second World War who came marching down the streets in the Netherlands to announce the war was over. My mother and her family survived and my mother fell in love with Canada (and eventually a fabulous Canadian Prairie boy) I am here because of them!
I will never forget.
And I thank you.