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article imageRemembrance Day at Old City Hall in Toronto Special

By Andrew Moran     Nov 11, 2009 in World
On the 11th day of the 11th month, Torontonians gathered at Old City Hall to remember the fallen and pay tribute to the 120,000 Canadians who have lost their lives.
On Wednesday, thousands of Torontonians went to Old City Hall at Bay Street and Queen Street to join the commemoration of the men and women who have served and are presently serving in the Canadian military. Mayor David Miller and Lieutenant Governor David Onley were in attendance and both gave an in-depth speeches,
“The death and destruction that was once hoped would end on Armistice Day has continued for over a century. We see the carnage in the media almost every day," said Miller.
At 11:00 a.m., Canadians everywhere stood in silence, remembrance and prayer for two minutes. The clock tower on top of Old City Hall, in traditional fashion, chimed.
Remembrance Day in Toronto
On the 11th day of the 11th month, Torontonians remembered the fallen on Remembrance Day at Old City Hall.
Andrew Moran
Remembrance Day in Toronto
On the 11th day of the 11th month, Torontonians remembered the fallen on Remembrance Day at Old City Hall.
Andrew Moran
Remembrance Day in Toronto
On the 11th day of the 11th month, Torontonians remembered the fallen on Remembrance Day at Old City Hall.
Andrew Moran
Remembrance Day in Toronto
On the 11th day of the 11th month, Torontonians remembered the fallen on Remembrance Day at Old City Hall.
Andrew Moran
Hundreds of soldiers and other military personnel were in the crowd watching public officials give thanks to those in combat in the war in Afghanistan. Currently, 3,000 Canadian Forces personnel are stationed in Afghanistan but 36 Canadians have died over the past year. Miller continued, “In 2008, they lived, felt the dawn, saw the sunset glow, loved and were loved. It was for them we prayed when we stood here in silence a year ago.”
The Lieutenant-Governor, David Onley, also paid his respects and assured Canadians that in the future war and conflicts will be the thing of the past. He also attributed Canada’s role in Afghanistan and asked for Torontonians to hope and pray for their country’s military, “Let us pray for their safe return, and for the families of all Canadian military men and women deployed around the world today. And let us give thanks for our veterans who have served this country well in times of war and peace.”
Remembrance Day in Toronto
On the 11th day of the 11th month, Torontonians remembered the fallen on Remembrance Day at Old City Hall.
Andrew Moran
Remembrance Day in Toronto
On the 11th day of the 11th month, Torontonians remembered the fallen on Remembrance Day at Old City Hall.
Andrew Moran
Remembrance Day in Toronto
On the 11th day of the 11th month, Torontonians remembered the fallen on Remembrance Day at Old City Hall.
Andrew Moran
Remembrance Day in Toronto
On the 11th day of the 11th month, Torontonians remembered the fallen on Remembrance Day at Old City Hall.
Andrew Moran
Military music bands marched along Bay Street and Queen Street around Old City Hall. Associations such as Veterans Against Nuclear Arms, Jewish Veterans, Toronto Hydro, Korean Veterans, Maltese Veterans and so on provided wreaths to the dead.
Remembrance Day in Toronto
On the 11th day of the 11th month, Torontonians remembered the fallen on Remembrance Day at Old City Hall.
Andrew Moran
Indeed, Remembrance Day will continue for generations.
Remembrance Day in Toronto
On the 11th day of the 11th month, Torontonians remembered the fallen on Remembrance Day at Old City Hall.
Andrew Moran
Remembrance Day in Toronto
On the 11th day of the 11th month, Torontonians remembered the fallen on Remembrance Day at Old City Hall.
Andrew Moran
Remembrance Day in Toronto
On the 11th day of the 11th month, Torontonians remembered the fallen on Remembrance Day at Old City Hall.
Andrew Moran
Remembrance Day in Toronto
On the 11th day of the 11th month, Torontonians remembered the fallen on Remembrance Day at Old City Hall.
Andrew Moran
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