Lest We Forget...
This Section is Dedicated to Veterans and Our Courageous Men and Women of the Canadian Armed Forces Overseas. Remember..."If you can't stand behind our troops, try standing in front". In the Name of Peace...Thank-You.
Also known as Poppy Day, Armistice Day (the event it commemorates) or Veterans Day – is a day to commemorate the sacrifices of members of the armed forces and of civilians in times of war, specifically since the First World War. It is observed on 11 November to recall the end of World War I on that date in 1918. (Major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 with the German signing of the Armistice.) The day was specifically dedicated by King George V, on 7 November, 1919, to the observance of members of the armed forces who were killed during war; this was possibly done upon the suggestion of Edward George Honey to Wellesley Tudor Pole, who established two ceremonial periods of remembrance based on events in 1917.
"Pitence of Time" by Terry KellyIf you haven't seen this yet, take the time now. It's says it all. It honours by telling you why we remember...the past and present.
Other sites to see
We'll Never Forget by Jean Miso
A 36-page, full-colour children's book complete with CD and Teacher's Guide. An excellent book for teaching Remembrance Day to young children.
The Canadian Virtual War Memorial contains a registry of information about the graves and memorials of more than 116,000 Canadians and Newfoundlanders who served valiantly and gave their lives for their country. Included on this site are the memorials of more than 1500 soldiers who died in service to Canada since the Korean War, including peacekeeping and other operations. The site also contains digital images of photographs and personal memorabilia about individual Canadians. The purpose of the Canadian Virtual War Memorial is to recognize and keep alive the memory of the achievements and sacrifices made by those who served Canada in the defence of freedom and so have contributed to the development of Canada as a nation.
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