The KDLC Honours Sacrifice on Remembrance Day

November 11, 2023

As the poppies bloom, the diverse tapestry of unions within our great nation pauses in solidarity to observe Remembrance Day—a solemn occasion that transcends occupational boundaries. The Kamloops & District Labour Council (KDLC), representing many different unions, stands united in honoring the sacrifices made by those who have served and continue to serve our country.

As President of our local Labour Council, on this Remembrance Day, let us pause to honor the brave men and women who selflessly served our nation. Their sacrifices inspire unity, reminding us that together, as a labor community, we build a future worthy of their legacy

Lois Rugg, President of the Kamloops & District Labour Council

Remembrance Day holds a special place in the hearts of Canadians, reminding us of the immense courage displayed by our armed forces. From the trenches of World War I to the peacekeeping missions around the world, the men and women who have served embody the spirit of sacrifice and dedication. The KDLC, inclusive of numerous unions, recognizes the importance of acknowledging the contributions of these brave individuals.

In workplaces across the nation, union members participate in various initiatives to commemorate Remembrance Day. From solemn ceremonies to the wearing of the iconic red poppy, these gestures serve as a tangible representation of gratitude for the sacrifices made by our military personnel. The KDLC, in collaboration with its affiliated unions, encourages members to actively engage in activities that promote remembrance and understanding of the significance of this day.

Within the labor movement, the principles of solidarity and unity are paramount. Remembrance Day serves as a poignant reminder that these principles extend beyond workplace matters. The sacrifices made by those who served in the military are a testament to the collective responsibility we all share in building a just and peaceful society.

The KDLC recognizes the importance of not only honoring the past but also supporting those who have served in their transition to civilian life. Many unions actively participate in initiatives that provide assistance and opportunities for veterans, ensuring that their sacrifices are acknowledged long after their service has ended.

We stand together, bound by a common reverence for the sacrifices made by our armed forces. Remembrance Day is a time for reflection, gratitude, and unity, reminding us all that the principles of honor and sacrifice are woven into the fabric of our nation, transcending occupational and organizational boundaries.

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