Remembrance Day

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Mitchieville remembers and will never forget all those that sacrificed their lives for our freedom.

“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.”

‘For the Fallen’ by Laurence Binyon (1869 – 1943)

**Picture – British Columbia Regiment 1940

12 Responses to “Remembrance Day”

  1. Emily E Says:

    I’m waiting till 4pm over here to do my moment of silence for our Canadian troops past and present, including my Grandpa who fought in Normandy.

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  3. nancy Says:

    O beautiful for heroes proved,
    In liberating strife
    Who more than self
    their country loved,
    And freedom more than life.

    Thanks to the veterans past and present.

  4. Retired Geezer Says:

    Thanks for remembering.

  5. dmorris Says:

    Well done Mayor.Thanks.

  6. Nurse Kate Says:

    That picture always makes me tear up because theres a really good chance that that little boy never saw his daddy again.
    *sniffle*

  7. J.M. Heinrichs Says:

    Kate
    http://www.bcregiment.com/bcr_history_ww2.htm
    If I remember correctly, daddy did come home in 1946, tho’ the parents were divorced some time after.

    Also: http://www.vac-acc.gc.ca/remembers/sub.cfm?source=collections/books/listing

    Cheers

  8. Mr Fnortner Says:

    Here in The States it’s Veterans Day, the day to remember those who were soldiers. Memorial Day is the day to remember the fallen. The loss of a soldier’s life is tragic. It’s made more so when that soldier is a conscript, dragooned into the service of his or her government in a war in a far off land. Not to diminish the sacrifice of those who perished in wartime, no U.S. soldier has fought to defend this country from a foreign invader since The War of 1812. In today’s “All Volunteer Army” all soldiers are mercenaries working for the U.S. Department of Defense. Feel what you will for them.

  9. unclescott Says:

    Thanx for remembering.
    Here in the States, I for one feel that I have brothers and sisters, all the way back to 1812 and even farther, conscripted, or otherwise, who didn’t do anything for the money, but for the love of country, and I will try to remember all of them, everyday, as heroes, never as
    mercenaries.
    Nancy said it beautifully.
    Thank you!

  10. Mr Fnortner Says:

    FYI: http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=15947

  11. Nurse Kate Says:

    Thank you JM!

  12. unclescott Says:

    There is a serious difference between ‘blind support of a war’,supporting our troops, and paying tribute to all of the unselfish men and women who answered the call to keep this The Land Of the Free.
    Thank you for your service.

    Live free or die.

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