November 11, 2011


It was the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918 that the first world war came to an end. In Canada, it became known as Remembrance Day. A day where we commemorate those soldiers that died serving then and since and those that continue to serve. I am grateful every day for those men and women and proudly pin a poppy to my collar every year to express my appreciation for those that are braver, stronger, and more giving than I could ever dream of being.

As we all go about our day today enjoying the public holiday with our family and friends, please take a moment of silence to honour and remember. Whether it's 11am this morning at a ceremony in your town, at 11pm tonight as you pray before sleep, or at any time in between, taking a quiet moment to remember is the least we can do for those who have done so much more for all of us.

Ode of Remembrance

They went with songs to the battle, they were young.
Straight of limb, true of eyes, steady and aglo
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted,

They fell with their faces to the foe.

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.
Lest we forget.

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