November 8th 2012 12:21 pm
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For our family, Remembrance Day is one of the most important days of the entire year. Alot of people would like November 11 to become just another day, so they can shop when they want, work when they want, etc. How not in touch the younger generation is becoming with what sacrifices were made so we can be free today.
Here in Canada we wear poppies. Ihave always known poppies, its just the way it has always bee. I belong to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #189, and am a Ladies Auxilliary member.
On November 11, I will put my uniform on make sure my poppie placed on my left side on my lapel. I will march along with the ladies just behind the men to our centotaph where we hold our service. Then us ladies will go to the cemetary and read a poem and say a few words of one of our ladies which just recently passed...Now, this fine lady lived through the war years and rememberd just what it was like back then...but there are also family members who know what it is like to remember a fallen family member who went to Afghistan or Iraq and came home on a convoy where thousands of Canadians stood at attention and stopped what they were doing as this fallen Canadian came home for the last time.
This is my generations Remembrances...our brave going off to fight someone else's war...how we fought and cried with parliment, telling our government, "You bring our troops home!"...but not before we lost soo many that a mural of all the fallen is made and now we have the Highway of Heroes and Meowmy drives by the sign each day on Highway #16 a little before you get to Neepawa MB...a fallen soldier came home this way
We go off to our services of Remembrances and think and listen to a soldiers story, while we cry inside, "NO More WAR Dear God" and yet we know, that if need be, our brave men and women will answer Canada's call, if need be and die for us to remain strong and free
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*round of apaws*
Beautiful diary, Friday!
We don't need anymore wars that is for sure.
Beautiful entry, Friday. It warms my angel heart to know people remember the men and women who died in war.
I purr there are no more wars in our future.
Gentle Head bonks,
Wonderful way to remind everyone how important it is to honor the military and thank them for their service! Bravo!
Moving diary entry.
Yes, it is a great way to honor them and their family. Too bad they had to die and a war had to be fought. Peace...
Beautiful story to share with us, Friday. Thank you to your Mommy for her service ~ we will remember all those who have fought and those who still protect us this Veteran's Day.
November 11th is special day here in San Franfuncisco where our CAThedral has the Bag pipes marching down the aisle of the Episcopal Cathedral and poppies floating from rafters as theyza reads the Poem of Flanders. Amazing Grace is sung and tears flow and salutes to purrsons who served, like yur momma:)
Guido that is a very special and bewtiful thing the Cathedral does...usually the Poppy is seen on canadians!!This is wonderful..as the poppy is the flower that is symbolic for remembering the fallen vets (and we would like to thing of all nations) absolutely touching and amazing Guido!! Thank you for sharing this!
Youza very welcome and I salutes your Momma:) ALL of San Francisco salutes her today...
OHHH!!! thank you, but pawese don't salute Meowmy..she never saw war and has been affected and touched by it in a very close and personal way..but so has alot of North Americans