Today is Remembrance Day in Canada, and down south, it is Veteran’s Day, a day to remember those who have fallen and made the ultimate sacrifice for us. We also should remember those who served and continue to serve in our Armed Forces.
I grew up in a generation where we didn’t even talk about Remembrance Day much, let alone celebrate the achievements and sacrifices done by others. Still, I am glad to see that the traditions of remembering those who fought for our future have returned. I don’t want to sound like I want to glorify war, but I wish to celebrate those who fight in those wars.
Want to know more about Remembrance Day, click here to go to the Veteran’s Affairs website on the topic.
Random Thoughts will return next week, but I have today off ( a perk of working in the Government), so I figured I’d enjoy the day of rest and reflection myself too.
Remembrance Days Gone by
- We Shall Remember, Paradise Papers, Tax Cheats and #MoneyTalk #FLM2017 is from 2017, with a photo of the War Memorial in Ottawa.
- We Shall Remember 2013 remembers more of my family’s experiences.
- Remembrance Day 2012 includes the poem by John McRae, In Flanders Fields.
- Remembrance Day 2011 included a video of veterans talking about their service.
- We Shall Remember 2010 with talk of the App for Remembrance Day (yes there was one).
- We Must Remember 2009
- Lest We Forget 2008 was when I first started writing about Remembrance Day