It was truly an honour to be in Milton this past Saturday on behalf of His Excellency David Johnson, the Governor General of Canada to celebrate individuals who have dedicated so much of themselves to help build a more prosperous community for all of us.
The greatness of our Nation stems from the strength of our citizens, and all of those who work so hard to become Canadians.
Every now and then, it is important to recognize the significant achievements of others, even if those seek no such public acclamation.
The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal is a tangible and lasting way to pay tribute to Canadians whose achievements have benefited their fellow citizens, their community, their organizations and our country. This commemorative medal was commissioned by our government to celebrate Her Majesty’s assentation to the Throne 60 years ago.
Since then, Queen Elizabeth the Second has dedicated much of her life to the service of others, and has remained a positive role model to all of us.
Similarly, I am sure we can all draw on the inspiration of service demonstrated by the stories and contributions of these individuals
To all the recipients of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, I offer you my sincerest thanks.
Your passion and selfless dedication to your neighbours continues to transform our Nation into one that is the envy of the world.
It was truly humbling to be in their company and hear so many of your stories, and I am proud to represent all of you in Ottawa.
We heard stories as to the many ways one can give to their community. It is in that spirit, that I encourage all of us to reflect on how we can continue and further those characteristics of compassion and Kindness that all of us Canadians are known for.
If everyone continues to give a little, I truly believe it is possible to build a better community and a better country.
Thank you for your time, and once again, my sincere congratulations and thanks to the recipients of the Diamond Jubilee Medal.
To see a video from this event, please click here.