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.

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

  1. November 11, 2018 at 12:25 pm

    People should NEVER forget!

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  2. November 11, 2018 at 12:46 pm

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  3. November 11, 2018 at 1:05 pm

    Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Something that can’t ever be forgotten … ‘LEST WE FORGET: VETERANS DAY/REMEMBRANCE DAY’ … history!!

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  4. November 11, 2018 at 1:59 pm

    We will never forget indeed. But it is still a long way to learn the lesson in order that no one has to die from war anymore.

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  5. November 11, 2018 at 3:15 pm

    We have an excellent ceremony in Edmonton and many other Canadian cities that is relatively new and which engages children in remembrance. It is called No Stone Left Alone and schoolchildren place a poppy on each grave marker for veterans. I was very moved to see these young people say aloud the name of the veteran on “their” gravestone, and then figure out how old that person was when they died by reading the dates on the stone. It makes a big impression on them.

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    • November 11, 2018 at 7:37 pm

      That is so good to know! I absolutely love hearing about this! Children need to know our nation’s past! Thank you for sharing this! Cher xo

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  6. November 12, 2018 at 2:14 pm

    Nice post. Lest we forget it is about the end of WWI even if the US renamed it Veteran’s Day But this day honors every veteran whether the vet served in any war. Every vet that gave time in the service of our country. As Milton said: They also serve who only stand and wait.

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    • November 12, 2018 at 8:40 pm

      Thank you for your words, Don. I agree completely. I agree with you; any veteran who has served in the defense of the country (whether they served in war or not) should be honored. Milton’s quote is perfect and I appreciate you sharing it with us today, Don. Thank you! Cher xo

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