Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Remembrance Day

Today, My world observed Remembrance Day Services. We have always encouraged our kids to show their respect on this day. This bunch of ragamuffins are just some members of our local chapter of the Order of Demolay, four of which are members of our own family! They walked in the march, behind the veterans, with the Jobs Daughters and Masons. Overseeing the kids is my hubby in the beige overcoat and black brolly.
The RCMP always make a good impression in their bright scarlet surge jackets.
Despite the pouring rain, there was still a good turnout. The cold did not seem to dampen any spirits.
The applause went up with loud enthusiasm for the veterans who made it out to remember their fallen comrades today.
They shall not grow old as we who are left grow old.
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
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Louise said...

Very nice post. It couldn't have been warm in that Canadian Rain.

Carletta said...

Wonderful photo essay of your world!
Nice tribute.

Outhouse Capital of Canada said...

For any non Canadians looking at these pics.... dont come to Canada looking for the Mountie in his red Jacket, it is only for ceremonial use.

Walker said...

Great photos
It's good that the kids learn at an early age what it took for us to have the freedoms that we enjoy and participating honoprs those who fought and died dfor the rest of us.

Deanna said...

Nicely done Susan.

I decided not to attend any ceremonies this year, as I thought I would honour them in a different way, and that was simply to remember them.

The PIP and I drove out towards Stave Lake, on a dreary but not really cold day, and watched the fish again.

August95 said...

Really great shots and essay of the day. Thank you for sharing it.

Your kids rock!

Leslie: said...

Very nice, Susan. Glad to see the young people out in support of our fallen and those who survived.

Faye said...

How come it always is cold and wet for Remembrance Day service? Always.
Have a great weekend Susan!
Hugs, Faye

Cowboy Joe said...

Saw the boys and gals in the parade. I just about made it through the light at 224th when the officer stopped us. So when I saw the vets, I got out of the car and stood at attention to show them the respect that they are due. It was the least I could do rather than just sitting in my car waiting. I couldn't make it to the Cenotaph, but was glad to see so many in the parade. It always brings tears to my eyes when I hear them play the bagpipes on the national broadcast too.

Anonymous said...

Hi Susan, lovely post. I attended the Ceremony in Penticton, to lay the Chapter wreath, Glad to say that the ceremony there is indoors, in the Convention centre. However I have attended many in Oliver, shere we stand and freeze. There is usually a bit of rain, before the wind comes up, so you really do feel cold.

They showed a very moving video in Penticton, of all the young men and women killed in Afghanistan. It really brought it home to me that these are so young. So many parents, young wives and young children left with out their loved ones. Very sadd and even sadder when you think that the fighting just goes on and on.

So much death, wounded bodies and minds and destruction of property. We really should thank God, every single day for the freedom that we, so easily, take for granted. Freedom isn't 'Free' it has a huge cost. mom

canuckabilly said...

A nice tribute to our veterans and wonderful posts about your world. You lucky to have such a family to surround you.

Dick said...

My former town of Auburn, Washington holds what is called the largest parade west of the Mississippi River for what we in the US now call Veterans Day. I only saw part of it this year on TV but have been there in person when we lived there. Our Veterans from both countries well deserve our thanks for the freedoms we often tend to take for granted.

Coll said...

Lovely post! I was a Jobs Daughter many moons ago. Your words and photos brought back many memories.