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Senate Speaker pays tribute to our veterans
November 10, 2020
NEWS

Speaker of the Senate George J. Furey is encouraging all Canadians to hold in their hearts the men and women in uniform who have served our country.

In a video message, the Speaker explains how their bravery can inspire us to meet the challenges of today with courage and resolve.

Despite the pandemic, the Senate is honouring veterans in a number of ways.

From October 30 to November 11, 2020, the Senate is hosting the Virtual Poppy Drop, where images of poppies are projected onto the side of the Senate of Canada Building in memory of the fallen.

A ceremonial poppy flag was also raised in front of the building.

The Virtual Poppy Drop light show runs from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. On November 11, the poppy drop will continue until midnight.

The poppy flag will also fly in front of the Senate of Canada Building until November 11, 2020.

In addition, senators have recognized five heroes who made important contributions to Canada.