This year Canada Day is more a day for reflection than a day for celebration. But as we acknowledge and come to terms with what must be done to right the dreadful wrongs we must also not lose sight of what has been accomplished in the past 153 years. And we must look forward to a future that does not perpetrate and repeat these heinous acts of the past.
The word for July 1st is:
Reparation /ˌrepəˈrāSH(ə)n/: [noun]
1. The making of amends for a wrong one has done, by paying money to or otherwise helping those who have been wronged.
2. (Archaic) The action of repairing something.
There is much work to be done in both the modern and the archaic sense of the word.