Thursday, November 11, 2004
Today I will stand with others around the world to remember and honour those who lost their lives so that I could live a free life in this big beautiful country. Today is a day to remember wars of the past, and wars of the present. The fight for freedom never stops. Let us be grateful for those who have made it all possible, including my great grandfather.

At 11/11/11 (month, day, hour) I will stand in a moment of silence as will most in my city. I will listen to the trumpet play a most solemn tune. And, as I have since I was a child, I will have tears in my eyes as I am filled the enormity of the moment.

For more on Canada's role in the World Wars, Korean war, South African war, and others.. try these sites: Remember and Remembrance. More Canadian war posters can be seen here.

Lest We Forget.

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