Nordic skier Caroline Bisson was among the Canadian Paralympic athletes who paid their respects to the North American nation's veterans in Remembrance Day ceremonies across the country today.
Wreaths were laid at ceremonies in Ottawa, where the Sochi 2014 Paralympian participated, Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto and Montreal.
"I'm very happy and honored to have been invited to represent Paralympic athletes to lay a wreath," said Bisson.
"I had an opportunity to speak to a soldier from the Royal 22nd Regiment and he talked to me about the training that they do.
The 39-year-old, who competed in both biathlon and cross country skiing at Sochi 2014, added: "It made me realise that as athletes, we train very hard for the opportunity to represent our country, but it is in a context that's very positive.
"It's for Games.
"And talking to him, I realised how they train very hard to go abroad in very difficult, dangerous contexts in order to protect us and defend our values.
"I congratulated him for the work that they do, and told him I will be thinking of them every time I'm out there training."
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