Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Remembrance Day

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Thursday, November 11 at 11:00 o'clock in the morning our country will observe two minutes of silence to honour those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country.  During this time I will remember family members lost in World War II and the comrades and friends of my son, a Sapper (Combat Engineer), who died in Afghanistan.

Pictures in the mosaic: Sapper Memorial Wall at Canadian Forces Base Gagetown, a field of popies (from the internet), Engineer vehicles and sunset in Afgahanistan, Military Monument in Ottawa and Soldier placing a wreath while on tour (from the internet).

Thanks for stopping in and have a wonderful day!

12 comments:

Carolyn said...

Interesting mosaic! It is good to remember.

Carolyn

Pondside said...

It's a time to remember the sacrifices of the past and the sacrifices of the present day - all so that we can live in peace, we fortunate ones.

Lavender Cottage said...

Very nice tribute Jen; I know tomorrow will be difficult for you.
Judith

Edith Hope said...

Dear Jennifer, This is a most fitting tribute to those who have laid down their lives that we may live in freedom and peace. Your mosaic of pictures is well considered, capturing the spirit of Remembrance in both times past and the present.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

such a nice tribute Jen..so sorry to hear though. I lay a cross every year at the ceremony here; from our community..to all the fallen soldiers...it is an honour...

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

A beautiful mosaic, and I as a Canadian am proud to see how much we appreciate the sacrifice of those who fought.

We sometimes take this freedom for granted, but hopefully today we realize how much we have gained.

Saw your comment on Betty Jo's blog, and had to come visit, what a great blog name.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

tales from an oc cottage said...

Thx for remembering!

m ^..^

Georgianna said...

A poignant and beautiful tribute, Jen. Wishing you a day of remembrance and peace. I'm honored to see this holiday through the eyes of my Canadian friends as well as US and European. xo – g

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Beautiful mosaic Jen.

The Summer Porch said...

Very nice tribute. I just found your blog, wonderful to know there are more Canadian bloggers. Your site is wonderful.
Rosemary...

Sheila said...

Remembrance Day holds special meaning for you and I wish you peace. I was so touched by the Doc Zone show last night and only wish they had had enough time to talk to all of the fallen soldier's families. We owe them and their fallen loved ones so much. We will never forget.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

A touching post! Thank you for sharing. The photos speak volumes!

Blessings,
Sandi