Ottawa, Ontario – Canada’s National Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims is being marked with a special ceremony on Wednesday, November 19 in Ottawa, with Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Canada named one of the lead organizing bodies.

The event is set to coincide with a United Nations’ World Day recognition for road crash victims.

“This National Day recognition is significant in two ways,” said MADD Canada president Margaret Miller. “First, it signals our collective resolve to make our roads safe and not forget those victims who lost their lives so needlessly. More importantly, whether the loss of life is a result of a senseless act like impaired driving, or by some other means, victims’ families and friends gain strength and a special comfort from the unqualified support they receive from the larger community of concerned citizens. So the day helps many with their grieving process and it helps us, as a society, focus on solutions to reduce the loss of life on our roads.”

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