WHEREAS the Town of Georgina and the Country of Canada made a significant contribution to protect the rights and freedoms of our people and our allies while many Canadians made the ultimate sacrifice;
AND WHEREAS we gather on November 11th each year, Lest we forget;
AND WHEREAS the Legion of Canada has the poppy to symbolize those who served and those who gave their lives for each generation that followed selflessly so that we may express ourselves in a free nation;
AND WHEREAS the reminder of these great and harrowing sacrifices remind us not only of what is in our and indeed the worlds history but, what we must guard and understand going forward as a community and a country;
AND WHEREAS one day to honour and pay tribute is given, we must keep the memory and the gratitude year-round, Lest we forget;
AND WHEREAS the poppy symbol must be respected and never walked on, worn and displayed to keep the sacred acknowledgment above all else;
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Town of Georgina staff be directed to work with the appropriate stakeholders to establish commemorative remembrance initiatives that serve as a daily reminder honouring all those who serve and the many who paid the ultimate
sacrifice. These initiatives are to be presented by staff to Council for approval by end of Q2 of 2024.