Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Remembrance Day

Tomorrow is Remembrance Day here in Canada ...

Tomorrow morning we will be going to the National War Memorial, where HRH Charles, the Prince of Wales, and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, will be observing the occasion with us; we will then be going to the Canadian War Museum. Of course, in there, I will be calling my grandfather, a World War II vet who I make a point of always thanking every Nov. 11.

I hope everyone takes some time tomorrow and think of the sacrifices the men and women of our military, and their families, have made for us and continue to make for us and others in this world. My brother is a reservist and knows at least a few of the fallen from the Afghanistan campaign, and has played at at least a few funerals that I know of. All these brave men and women, and those they leave behind, should be remembered and thanked. I know they are in my heart; I couldn't be the outspoken peacenik I am trying to keep them home and safe if they hadn't done what they did, and if they didn't do what they do. My love and my prayers to everyone who has been at war, has been lost at war, has lost a loved one to war, and/or is currently serving or loves someone who is serving.

Lest we forget ...


1 comment:

Alex said...

It's such a beautiful poem isn't it? I obviously wasn't able to be at the memorial today but posted the pictures I took of it when I was in Ottawa back in March.

I hope your day has gone as planned and you were able to get to both places.

Love you.

xoxo
Alex