November 11, 2011
To Remember on Veteran's Day
I don't know what my father did regarding the Military. I have never heard whether he joined, or whether he served. I've wondered that from time to time. I'd like to think he had the belief system of his brothers and his father that if called to serve, that he would have. My father passed when I was a young girl of 7 years old.
I have friends who will spend today in the Legions and pubs all over the Lower Mainland where I live. Many reminiscent of days gone by. Most that are still with us are veterans of the WW II, as I seem to recall the last surviving World War I veteran has passed away. We now live through stories of written and memories on plaques, but I am thankful that for every person that has passed they are now recorded and commemorated in Ottawa, where our Parliamentary offices are.
I am going to attach a link from a friend of mine, who recently visited our Parliamentary offices. It is so worth the read, and the pictures truly capture what this day really means. http://www.dianekennedy.ca/blog/