From the beginning of school, Canadian children attend an assembly to remember November 11th. They sit in rows, with red poppies pinned to their chest above their heart. And often, other than knowing the basics, the day passes with little imprint for most.
Remembrance Day: a day to remember those who fought and died for us, on the 11th day of 11th month at the 11th hour. Traditionally, an elder speaks and poppy wreaths are laid at the front of the auditorium. But why? What does this mean for us today?
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We do not exist in isolation. We are part of a story, one that stretches across the nation into every household and far back in history. Many of us has an ancestor who left behind their family and took a stand against the enemy, an enemy who wanted something that was not theirs to have. And the nation sent forth a call – to men, to young men, to whoever was able. Some volunteered, while many were called to duty. Regardless the reason, they answered – thousands of Canadians, most of them young men in their teens and early twenties.
Many were captured, many were killed, many came home with physical and/or emotional scars. Each person sacrificed for the belief in something bigger.
We Never Forget