Friday, November 11, 2011

A time to remember

Today is Remembrance Day and I would like to salute all veterans living and deceased as well as all active duty Canadian Forces personnel. I am humbled by your sacrifices, your dedication to this country and your efforts to bring peace to those who are still living in war-torn, oppressed countries.

We are fortunate to live in a peaceful country and to have rights, freedom and protection from persecution that many can only dream of.

I remember. I will never forget.

“Year after year we gather and shout commands in the Square,
Wait for the Governor-General, say a few words of prayer,
Lay our wreaths in order, mothers and big shots first,
In memory of those who have made it to the other side of the worst.”

~George Johnston, Canadian poet, Remembrance, 1966

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