MPP Wilson observes Remembrance Day in Simcoe-Grey
(November 11, 2016) Simcoe-Grey - MPP Jim Wilson, representing the Province of Ontario, observed Remembrance Day in Alliston and Ravenna.
In the morning, Wilson attended a wreath-laying service at the Alliston cenotaph, which included the unveiling of a mural on the west side of the Alliston Memorial Arena.
Later in the day, he attended another wreath-laying service in Ravenna.
"It's always an honour to place a wreath at a cenotaph on behalf of our great province. So many young men and women from Ontario have served our country, thousands of them paying the supreme sacrifice. We are eternally grateful to them," Wilson said.
Remembrance Day concludes Ontario's first-ever Remembrance Week. At the end of October, Wilson introduced The Remembrance Week Act in the provincial legislature. It was jointly sponsored by Liberal MPP John Fraser and NDP MPP Cheri DiNovo.
"The act formally recognizes the importance of the week leading up to Remembrance Day, a time when many different services and activities are held in honour of those who served and died defending Canada," Wilson said. "I was honoured to introduce the Remembrance Week Act in the house and am grateful for the support it received from the government and the Third Party."
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