The City of Toronto honours those who served their country with annual ceremonies on Remembrance Day and on other significant historical military occasions that are of importance to Toronto members of the Canadian Forces.
As Martin Maxwell, a Captain in the Glider Pilot Regiment, British 6th Airborne Division and D-Day Veteran stated:
“As I marched further on the cemetery, I came across something that I always carry with me. It simply said: when you go home tell them of us and say for your tomorrows we gave our today. And today we remember. We thank them for the tomorrows they gave us. And we also remember and thank those who fought and came, back but the passage of time has taken them away from us.”
In 2021, we mark the 100th Anniversary of the poppy being used as a Canadian symbol of remembrance.