Premier Stephen McNeil. (Communications N.S. Photo)

Tomorrow, as we do every year, Nova Scotians will thank and honour those who have served, and continue to serve, for protecting the rights and freedoms we enjoy today.

Our Remembrance Day events will look different because of COVID-19, but the importance of taking time to remember and reflect is in no way diminished.

This year marks some significant war anniversaries. It is the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, and, 75 years ago, the Netherlands was liberated, and VE-Day was celebrated. Millions of lives were lost in the Second World War in Europe and the course of history was changed. Nova Scotians and our fellow Canadians were an important part of the allied effort.

We have a rich military tradition in our province and proudly honour the sacrifices of brave servicemen and women, past and present, whether at home or abroad.

We also remember those we lost just this year, in the Cyclone crash off the coast of Greece and the Snowbirds tragedy in British Columbia.

While we cannot gather together as we have in the past, I encourage everyone to take time to reflect on the courage and sacrifice of those who have served and serve today.