On Nov. 8, we recognize National Indigenous Veterans Day in Canada, and on Nov. 11, we recognize Veterans Day in the U.S. and Remembrance Day in Canada. These days are dedicated to honouring those who have served and continue to serve, as well as remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. It is a time to reflect on the bravery and selflessness of these individuals who have dedicated their lives to protecting our nations.
Remembrance Day/Veterans Day was first observed in 1919. It was originally called “Armistice Day” to recognize the armistice agreement that ended World War I on Monday, Nov. 11, 1918, at 11 a.m.—the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.
We spoke with Coriann Mizzi, Manager of Engineering Governance and an inclusion champion at TC Energy, who shared about her time serving as a combat engineer in the Armed Forces and what Nov. 11 means to her.
We thank all those who serve, and continue to serve, in our Armed Forces.