Armenian National Committee of Canada
Comité National Arménien du Canada
130 Rue Albert Street, Suite/Bureau 516
Tel./Tél. (613) 235-2622 / Fax/Téléc. (613) 238-2622
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nov. 11, 2014 Contact: R. Roupen Kouyoumdjian
The ultimate sacrifice, of one’s life, in defense of a nation, of peace, of freedom, is a sacrifice we must always remember and honour.
Armenians who survived the Genocide and deportations from their ancestral lands early in the 20th century spread around the world in search of freedom and dignity. The sons and daughters of those who landed in Canada have proudly served Canada, dating back to the First World War. Learning from the lessons of our own history, Armenian Canadians also have a moral obligation to remember and to pay tribute to the many unknown victims of war, of war crimes and of crimes against humanity. They, too, are amongst those brave men and women who have sacrificed their lives for our wellbeing today.
The Armenian National Committee of Canada, on behalf of the Canadian Armenian community, would like to thank the Canadian Government and its armed forces for the security and safety they bring to our community and our country from coast to coast. We remember and are grateful for the ultimate sacrifices of all those who have fallen on and off the battlefields to protect our welfare.
This year, 100 years after the start of the Great War, we especially remember Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent and Corporal Nathan Cirillo, who were killed during attacks on Canadian soil. It reminds us all that there is a high price to be paid for the freedom that we all enjoy, and that Canada must always stand on guard.
The ANCC is the largest and the most influential Canadian-Armenian grassroots human rights organization. Working in coordination with a network of offices, chapters, and supporters throughout Canada and affiliated organizations around the world, the ANCC actively advances the concerns of the Canadian-Armenian community on a broad range of issues.
Le CNAC est l’organisation canado-arménienne des droits humains la plus large et influentielle. Collaborant avec une série de bureaux, chapitres et souteneurs à travers le Canada et des organisations affiliées à travers le monde, le CNAC s’occupe activement des inquiétudes de la communauté canadienne-arménienne.