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Remembrance Day poem read in Michif

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Métis veteran Alex Maurice, from Beauval, read the “Act of Remembrance” in Michif at the national Remembrance Day ceremony in Ottawa. It marked the first time the poem has been read at the national ceremony in an Aboriginal language. Maurice read the poem with Korean War veterans and Aboriginal veterans. The “Act of Remembrance,” an extract from the poem For the Fallen by Laurence Binyon, has been a staple at the national ceremony but up until this year it has been read in English and French. “It’s quite an honour and it’s something that my family feels good about,” Maurice said. “It will be a year I will always remember. It will be an honour and a privilege.”