Remembrance Day 2014

As you may already know, I truly believe that without the heroic efforts of those who fought and continue to fight, both then and now, we would not have the freedom that exists today.

And I know that many of you out there honestly think we’ve always gone to war chasing “the boogie man”.

But on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, I’ll put my right hand over my heart and observe a moment of silence.  Because it’s Remembrance Day here in Canada.  And I believe it’s important.

Here is a video tribute to those Canadians who gave so selflessly of themselves.  Please take a few minutes to view it.

Thank you to Jonathan Wagner – WagnerMedia.ca for the beautiful piece.

 

And lastly, a small crowd spontaneously singing our National Anthem at the Canadian War Memorial where Cpl. Nathan Cirillo was fatally shot by a masked terrorist less than a month ago.

2 thoughts on “Remembrance Day 2014”

  1. It is my earnest hope that one day I will have the courage to attend a Remembrance Day and/or Anzac Day service as Jane, and to wear my service decorations as proudly then as I do at any other time.

    After all, it is the freedom to do such things, to be who we really are and to do so openly and proudly, that many of us have served for.

    Every day of my uniformed service I was aware of a legacy. I was charged to uphold those ideals that many of my predecessors gave their lives for. That legacy carried forward into other government service. After 40 years of service, both in uniform and plain clothes, I hope I have met my obligation.

    1. I believe you have done more than just meet your obligation, Jane, You are the spirit we honour and we thank you for your service.

      I understand how important it is for Jane to wear her service decorations publicly but to some of us, it’s the courageous spirit that we see wearing them and it humbles us.

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