Lest We Forget: Veterans Day/Remembrance Day

[courtesy https://www.uct.org/2017/11/10/reaching-out-to-veterans-on-november-11-and-beyond%5D

[This is a repost of my annual Veterans Day/Remembrance Day post with a few updates.]

Today in the United States it is, “Veterans Day”; in Canada and the Commonwealth Countries 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.

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[courtesy https://www.burghfieldparishcouncil.gov.uk/%5D

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.

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

  1. November 11, 2019 at 9:33 am

    Thank you, Cher. xox

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    • November 11, 2019 at 11:10 am

      Thank YOU, dear Billy Ray! Cher xo

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  2. November 11, 2019 at 1:43 pm

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    • November 11, 2019 at 5:02 pm

      Thank YOU so much, GP! And thank you also for providing such an incredible blog to salute our veterans who fought so hard in the Pacific theater during WWII. Bless you! Cher xo

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  3. November 11, 2019 at 2:19 pm

    Accept my thanks on behalf of my family members and friends who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces or are serving now. Beautifully written post.

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    • November 11, 2019 at 5:02 pm

      Why thank you so much, Sherrey! I sincerely appreciate your kind and thoughtful comments. Cher xo

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  4. November 11, 2019 at 2:27 pm

    The beaches of Normandy are proof positive that it doesn’t matter if your Canadian, British, American – they all bled together….

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    • November 11, 2019 at 5:03 pm

      I agree with you 100%, JT; thank you! Cher xo

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  5. November 15, 2019 at 8:20 am

    Hi Cher…I know I am so very late…But you get a month to celebrate 🙂 I hope this year of your life brings you every possible dream and is filled with love and goodness! Happy Belated Birthday. EnJOY this weekend! ❤

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    • November 15, 2019 at 8:24 pm

      Ah, bless you! Thank you so much, dear Lorrie! I really appreciate it!! Cher xo

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