November 4, 2020
Service of Remembrance at the Alberta Legislature
EDMONTON –The Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, the Honourable Nathan Cooper, will host a service of remembrance at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, November 4, 2020, to honour those who have lost their lives in the line of duty and to recognize the continued contributions and sacrifices made by those who serve with the Canadian Armed Forces.
“Over the course of Canada’s history our nation has been called upon repeatedly to fight against those who would tread on the liberties of others, and our men and women in uniform have repeatedly and valiantly answered that call,” said Speaker Cooper. “Today we acknowledge the debt we owe to our Armed Forces, a debt we can only repay by honouring their actions through remembrance. The men and women of our Canadian Armed Forces have sacrificed and continue to sacrifice for our nation; this we must never forget.”
The service will be hosted by Speaker Cooper in the Alberta Legislature rotunda on Wednesday, November 4 at 11 a.m. and will include remarks from:
- Honourable Nathan Cooper, MLA, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta
- Honourable Jason Kenney, MLA, Premier of Alberta
- Nicole Goehring, MLA, on behalf of the Leader of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition
Major Al Hoeft of the Salvation Army will deliver a benediction and blessing. The Last Post will be performed by Colin Williams, bugler with the Salvation Army Edmonton Temple Band. Assembly Page Amber Edgerton will read the poem In Flanders Fields by John McCrae. Members of the Royal Canadian Legion Colour Party will also be in attendance. Wreaths from Members of the Legislative Assembly, the Royal Canadian Legion, the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires, the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees and the youth of Alberta will be displayed in honour of servicemen and servicewomen.
The event will be streamed on assembly.ab.ca and the Legislative Assembly’s Twitter, Facebook and YouTube channels. Albertans are invited to watch the live broadcast. Media are encouraged to access the feed or to request a download link following the event if necessary. In light of current public health recommendations in-person attendance is restricted.
Following the service event photos will be uploaded to flickr.com/photos/legassemblyofab/
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Tracey Sales, Communications Consultant
Legislative Assembly of Alberta