Monday, 11 November 2013

Remembrance Day

Special time of year.....

Hope everyone took some time to remember and give the utmost thanks today (well, actually everyday) to all our military personnel, past and present who have sacrificed so much in order to give us the type of country we are proud to call Canada.


 
 
We spent our day at the cenotaph in Cloverdale (Surrey, BC). It is the community that we have spent most of our lives in and one that we are always glad to go back to. Josh, Kathy, Gus, Doug & I met some of Kathy's family there. Ted, Meagan, Dayle & Hanna. It is always a moving service and is extremely well attended by the community. We are happy to see it growing every year. So important to let our vets, young and old, know that we will NEVER forget their sacrifices for all of us.
 
Standing room only....everywhere.



 

 A veteran standing in front of Josh & Kathy was happy to see someone so young
as Gus there. He reached into his pocket and gave Josh a special coin with
two poppies on it for Gus. I am sure he will have that for a long time.....

Take two minutes.......







This is always one of my favourite parts. When everyone goes up and quietly places their poppies on the cenotaph. My other favourite part is when the vets are marching into
and out of the ceremony, so proud, with everyone clapping.....love it.

 Gus gets to see it all for the first time.



 That says it all, doesn't it?





Hey, notice that someone lost a shoe!!
(look behind Doug....)
 
 
 
With the ceremony is complete, we headed off to have lunch and toast our vets. Then it was off to Crescent Beach for a nice walk. It couldn't have been a better day! 
 


 

Dayle, Josh, Kathy, Gus, Hanna & Doug

 
 
Remember.....Land of the Free Because of the Brave.
 
Peace everyone.

2 comments:

  1. Very moving to see the ceremony photos. Thank you for sharing. As always, Gus is the most photogenic tyke in all of Canada! So cute and standing up too! Hope his shoe was retrieved.

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