We are fortunate to live in a country where democracy, respect for human rights and the rule of law are fundamental principles. We are able to enjoy this incredible privilege because of the valour of those Canadians who, throughout our history, answered the call to serve our country, defending the values that we hold dear.  November 11 is a day on which the poppy is proudly worn over our remember and to pay tribute to our fellow citizens, who lost their lives.