Remembrance Day: Give a Pittance of Time

If you’re grateful for your freedom; THANK A VET. 

If you’re proud to call this land home, where we have a Charter of Rights and Freedoms, have the freedom of speech, freedom of religion; THANK A VET – there’s a reason we sing “the true North strong and FREE”.

It’s easy for us, from the comfort of our homes, to imagine what being on the front line is really like …. land mines, artillery, gunfire and enemy combatants.  

Show your support and respect by wearing a poppy  as a symbol of recognition of the debt owed to those who gave their lives for our freedom.  All proceeds support Legion programs.

Take part in a Remembrance Day ceremony. These solemn and poignant observances remind us of the service and sacrifice of the men and women who protect our freedoms, and provide an opportunity to give thanks and honour the fallen.

If you cannot attend a ceremony, please observe 2 minutes of silence.  The central element in remembrance is the two minutes of silence. During this time of reflection, Canadians pause to honour, thank and Remember our Fallen.

To further support our Veterans – past and present – anyone can become a member of the Royal Canadian Legion. Check out the legion’s website at: http://www.legion.ca/honour-remember/remembrance-day-ceremony/

Be thankful every day to those who are brave, give of themselves and of their families to stand on guard for thee. 

Take two minutes, it’s a pittance of time 🇨🇦

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Here’s to my family legacies (photo in header)

  • My Grampa Private Benjamin George Richards of The Royal Regiment of Canada  (WWII) (photo on the right) 
  • And my Grand Pépère Private Emile Cleophas Lamothe of the 1st Depot Battalion 1st Central Ontario Regiment (WWI) (photo on the left) 

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The Act of Remembrance:
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
We will remember them.

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Freedom is never free, it comes at a price.  If you love your freedom…THANK A VET!!  

Take a pittance of time to remember and thank the men and women who have served, and continue to serve our country during times of war, conflict and peace.

…. at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.  In peace may they rest, lest we forget  … THANK YOU HEROES!!!

Namaste

T xo

Take a Listen to these Remembrance Day Songs:

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Author: mybetterlifeca

Hello and welcome to my blog! I never really thought about starting a blog much before recently, I mean … what did I have to say or offer that would have anything of value? I’m not an expert in decorating; I just have an eye for it. I’m not “The Nanny”, but I am the mom of two lovely, beautiful, driven young women. I can speak to topics such as coming up through the lower ranks of the social financial system, being a teen mom, being an empty nester at 42, highlight some trials, tribulations and exaltations and about how I created a life for myself that I am happy with beyond measure. It wasn’t much before a friend of mine said “you should write a book” that I gave some serious consideration to blogging. My goal, really, is to provide and share some of my experiences, create dialogue and maybe help a few people out along the way. I welcome your comments, questions and ideas about what you’d like to chat about. Each of my blogs will end with a quote on the topic and a related video. Namaste, T xo

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