Lest We Forget: Veterans Day/Remembrance Day

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Today in the United States it is, “Veterans Day”; in Canada it is, “Remembrance Day”.  Although similar in sentiment, Veterans Day is defined as a day to honor those who have fought for the United States in all wars.  In Canada and other Commonwealth countries, Remembrance Day is to remember the soldiers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in duty to their country.  I feel the day is the same, no matter which side of the border we are standing.

This year marks the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, noting the end of WWI.

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I have a very strong connection with the Canadian Armed Forces.  Having had close relatives serve with the Canadian Army and Air Force, this day has very special meaning to me.  I hope you will join me today in honoring our American, Canadian, and Commonwealth country veterans and those who have fallen with a moment of silence and reflection.  Oh, and grandpa, you know how proud we all are of your service in WWII from 1939-1945; I hope wherever you are, you are aware of this.

Blessings to all who have served and serve our countries.  We will never forget you.

  16 comments for “Lest We Forget: Veterans Day/Remembrance Day

  1. Annie Van Es
    November 11, 2017 at 8:43 am

    A wonderful statue. It is important to remembrance that day every year. We have in Holland on 4th May. We have to thank our freedom on them.

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    • November 11, 2017 at 9:49 am

      Thank you, Annie. Yes, I really appreciate your thoughtful words and recognition of the role our soldiers played in Holland. Bless you. Cher xo

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  2. Murph
    November 11, 2017 at 9:11 am

    Remembering, honouring & thanking those who have fallen, served and continue to serve on & for, both sides of the border. Good post, Cher

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    • November 11, 2017 at 9:44 am

      Thank you so much, Chris. I feel such a strong connection to the military (past and present). I agree with you. We must always remember, honor, and thank those brave men and women for their sacrifices. *getting quite choked up while I write this*. Cher xo

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  3. November 11, 2017 at 10:37 am

    It is important to remember and to pay tribute to the sacrifices made by the armed forces and to hope that major conflict will remain a thing of the past.

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  4. November 11, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    No matter what the uniform,Cher, they served for freedom – every day!

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    • November 11, 2017 at 5:29 pm

      Oh that is so true, GP. And thank you so much for your blog which provides us with steadfast reminders to never forget. Cher xo

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      • November 12, 2017 at 5:14 am

        I wish i could do more, Cher. I appreciate your loyalty to both of your countries!!

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      • November 12, 2017 at 11:41 am

        Ah, bless. You make a huge difference, GP; believe me. Thank you so much for saying that. Both countries definitely have my unwavering loyalty. Cher xo

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      • November 12, 2017 at 1:43 pm

        It shows.

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      • November 12, 2017 at 1:53 pm

        GP, you have no idea how grateful I am for your extremely thoughtful words; thank you so much!! Cher xo

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  5. November 11, 2017 at 8:40 pm

    Beautiful! We shall never forget! ♥

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    • November 11, 2017 at 8:41 pm

      Thank you, Billy Ray. We shall never forget. Cher xo

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