Today is Remembrance Day (or, Poppy day), a memorial day observed in the Commonwealth of Nations member states since the end of the First World War. We remember those members of the armed forces who have died in the line of duty, and we honour their memory. We take pride in our country, and are thankful for all that we have. The red poppy has become a familiar emblem of Remembrance day due to the poem, “In Flanders Fields”. These poppies bloomed across some of the worst battlefields, their brilliant red colour signifying the red blood shed for us in the war.
It was such a privilege to be a part of the unity among the other Canadian Forces members and their families this morning. And I felt such pride that my husband IS a member of the Canadian armed forces this Remembrance day! The sun shone bright as we reflected on those who serve(d) our country. It was a beautiful moment as prayers were being lifted up, and our national anthem was sung. Wreaths were laid in memory of those who have left us. It was a blessing to be here to witness such a ceremony. We live in a free country because of so many courageous men and women. Thank you to all our veterans and active military members for your sacrifice and service to us, and our country. Lest we forget.