STATEMENT FROM THE PRIME MINISTER ON THE NATIONAL DAY OF REMEMBRANCE FOR VICTIMS OF TERRORISM
June 23, 2008
Today Prime Minister Stephen Harper made the following statement to mark the fourth annual National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism:
"On this day, the anniversary of the worst terrorist incident in Canadian history – the bombing of Air India flight 182 – we pause to remember those who have lost their lives through acts of terror here in Canada and around the world.
"As incidents such as the bombing of Air India Flight 182 on June 23, 1985, and the attacks of September 11, 2001, have shown, Canadians are not immune from the threat of terrorism.
"We take this day to honour the victims of terror by commemorating their loss. It is our hope that those who have died will not be forgotten and that those who grieve will find comfort. Our thoughts and prayers will forever be with them.
"The Government of Canada remains committed to supporting the victims of terror and vigilant to preventing such acts of terrorism from happening again."