Minister of National Defence Canada Day message

Video / June 30, 2017

Transcript

Happy Canada 150 everyone!

Today, the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces join Canadians across the country to celebrate Canada Day.

July 1st marks an important annual celebration of our shared history. It is Memorial Day for friends and relatives in Newfoundland and Labrador. And this year’s milestone celebration of Canada 150 provides a unique opportunity to strengthen our sense of what it means to be Canadian.

This year, more than 1,700 Canadian Armed Forces members deployed around the world will celebrate Canada Day away from their families. Our thoughts are with them, and with their loved ones, as they continue to stand for the values Canadians hold dear.

On behalf of the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces, I want to wish all Canadians a happy Canada Day.

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