Ukrainian Canadians pay tribute to those who serve

As Ukrainian Canadians honour soldiers of past wars in traditional Remembrance Day ceremonies, the Russian occupation of Ukraine is a battle they continue to fight.

“Canada has been very supportive of Ukraine, in fact since 2015,” said Andre Sochaniwsky, President of the Ukrainian War Veterans Association of Canada.

“We have a contingent of 200 plus Canadian army soldiers that will prepare and transform Ukraine forces so they can defend themselves from the Russians.”

With this conflict on the minds of many, tributes were made for those who fought and died in past wars-for both Canadians and Ukrainian soldiers Sunday afternoon at Etobicoke’s Ukrainian Canadian Memorial Park.

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With The Last Post played by the Regimental Band and Bugles of The Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada, young Royal Canadian Air Cadets paid mournful respect for Canada’s fallen soldiers, prayers were said, and over 30 wreaths were laid in front of the cenotaph.

Among those in attendance was 93-year-old World War 11 Veteran Armin Konn.

“ I certainly have to participate in the memorial parade for my comrades who have fallen in the war, fighting the most murderous enemy,” he said.

“We can’t forget that the Canadians are helping build the Ukraine army up against the new aggressor.”

It is the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War I, and also 100 years of Ukraine’s declaration of independence, but in Eastern Ukraine, the fight continues.

Source:: Toronto Sun – Movies