At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month
Today is Remembrance Day here in Canada. It is a day celebrated throughout the common wealth to remember the brave members of the armed forces who have died in the line of duty. We celebrate on this day because it was on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month that hostilities of WWI ended. For the first time ever it will be 11/11/11/11.
When I think of Remembrance Day I think of WWI and WWII. When you look back and see the photos or film reels it’s hard to comprehend the magnitude of brave soldiers that went to war fighting for our freedom. Today is a day to remember everyone that has died serving their country, to honour all soldiers no matter what side of the war they were on.
According to wwii.ca a website dedicated to keeping the memories of Canadian soldiers contribution in various wars alive. The count for Canadian Military persons killed is:
First World War: 66,665
Second World War: 46,998
Peacekeeping missions: 121
To all men and women of the Canadian military past and present THANK YOU. We will never forget.