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Pamela Wallin Speaks at Beechwood 9/11 Memorial Ceremony

Pamela Wallin Speaks at Beechwood 9/11 Memorial Ceremony

Pamela Wallin in attendance at 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony, Beechwood Cemetery, Ottawa
Beechwood’s 9/11 Ceremony
Excerpt from Senator Wallin’s Remarks
Canada’s first commemorative service for 9/11 was held this year

“Today we remember and mark the moment that changed us forever.

“We pay tribute to all those who would not stand aside but stood up in the face of terrorism, particularly the men and women of our military.

“To those who have fallen and to their families whose hearts are also broken, we can never repay your sacrifice. But, we are grateful to our core for your willingness to risk your lives to protect ours.

“And to those who still stand and fight so that this will not happen again, we honour you by understanding the true meaning of your mission – to create hope.

“Your courage and your character makes the preservation of that hope a possibility – not just for us – but for Afghanistan’s sons and daughters.

“The selfless service of our civilian and military volunteers is far more persuasive – and far more powerful than the hate they battle everyday. And they, along with our 9/11 families, are a powerful inspiration to our nation.”

Senator Pamela Wallin comforts Maureen Basnicki  at Beechwood 9/11 Ceremony

Senator Pamela Wallin comforts Maureen Basnicki whose husband
was killed in the twin towers attack – 24 Canadians perished
that day – eight years ago. Photo Credit: Richard Lawrence