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Sunday, November 8, 2009

Lest we forget...

During WWII Rosemary worked in London, on the Scramble Switchboard, under St. Paul's cathedral, during the worst of the Blitz. She related some of her wartime experiences, and they have become part of our family lore.

Paul's middle name, Pax, was given to him because he was born Dec. 24th, 1918... just a month after the famous peace treaty that was hoped to end all wars.

War is dark. November 11 is the day we gather to remind ourselves of that sombre fact, and to remember those who fought -- and those who are still fighting -- for the freedoms and the lifestyle we enjoy in Canada today. These men and women, both those in uniform and those civilians that work to support the troops in dark times, shone their light into those unspeakably dark places.

The wreath laying ceremony in Dwight, at the Veteran's Wall, takes place early -- today in fact -- so that the Colour Guard, pipers, and organizing personnel can be available on November 11th as well. Nancy had the honour of laying a wreath today, on behalf of the Township of Lake of Bays, but really on behalf of all of us, in gratitude for the courage and strength, the determination and honour of the men and women who bravely go when called into that darkness, and shine so brightly.

Get your poppies on your lapels, and get yourselves out to the Remembrance Day Services near you. Remember.


  1. Thanks for the beautifully written reminder. I work within a short walk of the cenotaph in our city. I took a break from work today and made my way there for the ceremony.