CALGARY, AB (November 11, 2017): Alberta Liberal Leader David Khan released the following statement on Remembrance Day:
“One hundred years ago on this day, exhausted Canadian troops were recuperating from a long and bloody battle. After three long months, and at a cost of over 15,000 lives, the Belgian town of Passchendaele was in Allied hands. While today the fields of Passchendaele are peaceful and green, Canadians in 1917 looked out over a blasted hellscape.
“Today we remember those who served and those who continue to serve with honour in places like Passchendaele, Normandy, Korea, and Afghanistan. For many, their lives are cut tragically short in service to their country. Others return to Canada wounded physically and emotionally. We owe them all a tremendous debt of gratitude and should do everything we can to support them and their families.
“We must always remember the horrific costs of war, and always strive for peace.”
“Lest we forget.”