M.P. Nater Plans Alternative Remembrance Day

For Immediate Release


Ottawa ON – John Nater, Member of Parliament for Perth—Wellington will be honouring Canadian Veterans differently this year.

“With physical distancing guidelines preventing us from having our usual Remembrance services and other events, Canadians across the country are finding different ways to thank our veterans and recognize the sacrifices of those who served” said M.P. Nater. “I would like to thank all the Legions and municipalities of Perth—Wellington for their work in arranging virtual Remembrance Ceremonies.”

“This year I was honoured to participate in the Second World War Tribute program. Over the coming days, I will be presenting commemorative lapel pins to 29 World War II Veterans living in Perth—Wellington.”

“Yesterday I had the privilege of rising in the House of Commons to pay tribute to the life of Holocaust Survivor and former Listowel Mayor David Kilberg”. The text of Mr. Nater’s statement in the House of Commons is attached. A video of the statement be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_o5kto3d50

“On Remembrance Day morning I look forward to laying wreaths on behalf of the Dominion of Canada at several local cenotaphs before attending small services in Palmerston and Drayton.

Although we are unable to thank our brave Veterans in person, it is important to find other ways to remember and honour their service to our country.”

M.P. Nater’s schedule for November 11th is attached.

M.P. Nater and his daughter Ainsley lay a wreath at the Clifford Cenotaph, November 4, 2018.


Attachment 1: Remembering David Kilberg

Attachment 2: M.P. Nater’s Remembrance Day Schedule 2020