Posts tagged True Patriot Love

Sunday, November 10th, 2013

Lest We Forget

After attending the True Patriot Love dinner in Toronto last week in support of the families of our Military, it struck me how important it is for us to remember, and give thanks for the sacrifices made by our military. Growing up, Remembrance Day seemed to be more entrenched. Perhaps that is because we were in school and there were large assembly gatherings. Perhaps that is because of the fact that my generation would have grown up with great uncles and aunts that had fought in the Second World War. Or perhaps that parents had been part of the reserves in their youth. Another important thought is that Remembrance Day today is not only about those two World Wars, Korean War and Vietnam for which we give thanks and honour the sacrifice of the fallen or those left behind and the significance that they represent for us today. There are real day conflicts today where we continue to deploy our troops. Whether for peace keeping efforts, or in the midst of conflict, our men and women in the military fight for our freedoms. On November 11th in Canada we pause to give thanks and remembrance – the eleventh minute of the eleventh hour on the 11th day of the 11th month. The poppy is a symbol of that remembrance. Thanks to those who have served over generations and for those who continue to serve today. @MolsonFerg