As we approach November 19, 2023, the day of Volkstrauertag, a day of solemn remembrance and reflection, we are honored to share with you the details of our commemoration event, during which Consul General Kristina Thony will lead a wreath-laying ceremony to pay tribute to the memory of those who have suffered the consequences of war and violence.
Volkstrauertag is a day dedicated to honoring the memory of those who lost their lives as soldiers, as well as those who have been victims of violence, war, and tyranny. It is a day we unite to reflect upon the importance of peace and reconciliation.
The ceremony will take place at Woodland Cemetry, 119 Airlington Boulevard, in Kitchener, Ontario, the memorial site for German soldiers who died in Canada as prisoners of war. The laying of the wreath is a poignant gesture of respect and a symbol of our commitment to ensuring that the sacrifices made during times of conflict are never forgotten.
This year, as we commemorate Volkstrauertag, we encourage you to join us in observing a moment of silence to honor those who have suffered the consequences of war and conflict. Let us remember that while we cannot change the past, we have the power to shape a better future.