Remembrance Day

November 11 - Remembrance Day            

Today, we take two minutes of silence to reflect on the freedoms and peace we have in our lives. We honour, thank, and remember those who served and sacrificed their lives for us, and we acknowledge the courage of those who still serve. 


In 2021 we commerate the 100th anniversary of the Remembrance Poppy in Canada. Illustration: Maria Romero.


100 years ago, the Poppy was adopted as a symbol of Remembrance and the funds collected from its distribution as a way to raise funds for Veterans’ needs. To read and view a video about “The Poppy Lady from France” please visit “The Royal Canadian Legion” Website.

Follow the link: Poppy 100 Anniversary (legion.ca)


The Act of Remembrance

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
We will remember them.

 

An excerpt from “For the Fallen” by Laurence Binyon.

Link to the complete poem: For the Fallen Poem by Laurence Binyon (greatwar.co.uk)

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