Mayor Spence 2017

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Nov 07

Remembrance Day 2019

Posted on November 7, 2019 at 9:35 AM by Erin Legg

Remembrance Day photoWhat does Remembrance Day mean to you? Depending on your age, the answers to this question could be quite different. Take a moment and reflect.

A member of the Canadian Forces said it like this, “Remembrance Day is an opportunity for us to parade with pride, showing our respect for those who went before us, and our pride in the accomplishments of our Regiments. Remembrance Day allows service members, cadets, RCMP officers and protective services to publicly demonstrate our histories, accomplishments and our fallen comrades.” For these special people Remembrance Day has a very deep and distinct meaning.

What does Remembrance Day mean to children? I believe it depends a lot on what they have been taught and what they have seen firsthand from family members. Giving veterans the opportunities to share their experiences with our kids would go a long way towards helping to keep their memory — and our history — alive. Having children involved in our Remembrance Day services goes along way.

Many of us wear red poppies as a way to show respect for the many men and women who have served their countries. These brave men and women made the ultimate sacrifice so we could live in peace and have so many freedoms – these same freedoms we take for granted here in this peaceful nation. If you just turned the globe a little you could be living in war-ravaged countries where freedoms, peace and safety are not commonplace, and where men, women and children live in fear.

Thank you to all our veterans and their families for the sacrifices, gains, losses, tears, sorrow, anguish, loneliness, celebrations and laughter. Thank you to all our past and present-day service members and their families for all that you have done or are currently doing to keep our Canada safe, protected and free. Because of you, Canada is what it is today: a land of freedoms we enjoy every day.

On November 11th, at the 11th hour, take the time to remember, no matter where you are.

~Sheryl
Mayor Spence 2017


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