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Remembrance Day

Each year on November 11th, Remembrance Day, we remember those who fought for the freedoms we enjoy in Canada, as well as those who are currently protecting our nation's liberty. Remembrance Day ceremonies on Main St. at Powell Park are well attended in all kinds of weather. Lions along with many groups, including school children and families lay a wreath at the Memorial honouring our heroes. Similar ceremonies take place across the country in Hamlets, Towns and Cities of all sizes.






Taps – by US Army Band


 

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Poppies in Flanders Field

 

In Flanders Fields

(John McCrae 1915)


In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved, and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918) Canadian Army


In 2015, we commemorated the 100th anniversary of the writing of In Flanders Fields and the Second Battle of Ypres. This iconic poem was written on May 3, 1915 by Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae during the Second Battle of Ypres — the first time gas was used in modern warfare.


Poppies With Rays of Sunshine and Hope

Fred Napoli On Remembrance Day - Also recites "In Flanders Fields"

 

Legion Brand Poppy

It is the VETERAN, not the preacher, who has given us freedom of religion.
It is the VETERAN, not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press.
It is the VETERAN, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech.
It is the VETERAN, not the campus organizer, who has given us freedom to assemble.
It is the VETERAN, not the lawyer, who has given us the right to a fair trial.
It is the VETERAN, not the politician, Who has given us the right to vote.

Our freedoms were won at a great price. We honour those who paid the ultimate price and the families who lost their loved ones. We also remember and honour those who's injuries have caused a lifetime of various degrees of impairment, pain and suffering.
Thank a veteran for the freedom you enjoy. Remember to donate generously when it is time to proudly wear a poppy, your sign of gratitude and remembrance.

 

A veteran is someone who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank cheque
made payable to 'Canada' for an amount of 'up to and including my life.'

That is Honour, and there are way too many people
in this country who no longer understand it.


A Soldier Died Today - Anonymous




Royal Canadian Mint Remembers Veterans


2017 Toonie

100th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge $2 Circulation Coin issued in 2017

 

Armistice Commemorative Armistice Commemorative Armistice Commemorative

100th Anniversary of the 1918 Armistice, Commemorative

 

2004 Poppy 2006 bravery 2015 Poppy 2010 Poppy

 

2015 Flanders 2014 Liberation 2016 Battle of the Atlantic 1995 Peacekeeping

Perhaps more the any other nation, Canada pays respect to our veterans who sacrificed so much.

 



 

 

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