On this day of remembrance, the 100th anniversary of when the guns at last fell silent and the first world war ended, my family and I say a simple, but deeply heartfelt, thank you. Thank you to those who have served, sacrificed and given so much for the safety, freedom and well-being of so many. It is the remembrance of these people and their legacies, as well as the heavy toll exacted on them and their families, that must not be forgotten.
On a personal aside, for those soldiers in our family who gave their lives and those who returned with memories no one should be burdened with, we love you and we remember.
On this day of remembrance of those who have served, sacrificed and given so much to so many we say thank you. It is a small repayment of our debt to you but is heartfelt and my children understand the history that you have helped shape for our country. To those in our family who gave their lives and those who returned with memories no one should be burdened with, we love you and we remember.
The image above is of the Governor General’s Foot Guards during the Changing of the Guard on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (note: this image was taken August 2008)
Thank you to those who have served and those who continue to serve. May you enjoy every day afterward, they are well-earned.
On a personal note, to those in my family that served and who I never had the chance to know, I remember everyday.
Thank you to those who have served and those who continue to serve. Thank you to those in my family that served, we remember everyday.
This statue is of a First World War soldier and is located in front of the library in the Central Memorial Park in Calgary.
To all those who have stood as giants to protect us, a sincere thank you.
To my grandfather and great uncles who served in the world wars, I will never forget what you did and the men that you were. My children will know why you went into Hell without one step back.