November 8–12 is Veterans Week, where we remember, acknowledge, learn about, and vow to never forget those who served our country and the many who paid the ultimate sacrifice. Today is Indigenous Veterans Day, a day to reflect on the Indigenous soldiers who served our country.
was the first province to recognize National Indigenous Veterans Day on Nov. 8,
1994. Now recognized across Canada, commemorations and ceremonies take place to
honour the over 12,000 Indigenous peoples who served in the First World War,
the Second World War, and the Korean War.
All schools in RETSD will lower their Canadian flags to pay our respects on Indigenous Veterans Day. We acknowledge and must never forget the great sacrifice as well as accomplishments of Indigenous veterans and express our heartfelt gratitude for their role in making Canada what it is today.
To continue our commemoration, flags will remain at half-staff, day and night, until the end of the day Friday, November 12, 2021, to honour all veterans on Remembrance Day and to the end of Veterans Week.
Lest we forget.
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