City recognizes National Indigenous Veterans Day

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November 8 is National Indigenous Veterans Day, a day to remember Indigenous peoples - past and present- who have served and continue to serve with great pride and sacrifice for our freedom. 

It is estimated that over 12,000 First Nations, Métis, and Inuit people served in the great conflicts of the 20th century and at least 500 lost their lives. Indigenous people have had to overcome many challenges to serve in uniform - from learning a new language and adapting to cultural differences, to travelling great distances from their remote communities just to enlist. 

This Indigenous Veterans Day, we would like to express our gratitude for the contributions Indigenous veterans have made to Canada and the world. Residents can show their respect by wearing a beaded or unbeaded poppy on November 8.