Premier Doug Ford Honours Canadian Heroes on the 75th Anniversary of VE Day
Today, Premier Doug Ford issued the following statement to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE) Day: "On May 8, 1945, Canadians flooded the streets to cheer and celebrate as the Allied Forces liberated Europe from the brutal tyranny of the Nazi regime. During World War II, Canada played a pivotal role in securing this important victory, from its troops bravely storming the beaches of Normandy on D-Day to freeing the Netherlands from Nazi occupation. For many, the victory was bittersweet. While more than one million Canadians served during the Second World War, over 45,000 soldiers made the ultimate sacrifice. While we cannot mark this important milestone together in person, we stand united in recognizing the heroism and bravery of those who fought to defend our freedoms and protect our way of life. As Canadians, we can take inspiration from the legacy of those who blazed the trail before us. By sticking together, we can overcome any obstacle, especially during these extraordinary and difficult times.
I want to take a moment to thank our men and women in uniform, both our veterans and those who are actively serving today, for keeping our country safe and free. On this day and every day, we honour these Canadian heroes who gave everything in the service of their country. For their sacrifice, we will never forget."