Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Remembrance Day




On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month,
Canadians are asked to pause and remember
the thousands of men and women who sacrificed their lives
fighting for freedom and democracy during the First World War,
the Second World War, the Korean War, the Afghanistan conflict
and during peacekeeping missions.


Today is Remembrance Day.
 The day we remember all the brave people who fought 
and are fighting for our freedoms. Ceremonies are held across the country.

This is at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Ottawa,Canada.



After the ceremony, people who attended place their lapel poppies on the Tomb.



This is the War Memorial in Point Pleasant Park, Halifax Nova Scotia

It is facing the sea.


Another view

Close up.This is the Cenotaph in downtown Halifax from a previous year.

More pictures from November 11,2007


The famous poem.



Thank you to all the beans that served and are serving our country.
 Because of them,I can live in peace .
(and have Temptations, stinky goodness,naps and snuggles :) Thank You!

24 comments:

Fin said...

That was a lovely post.

furrylogic said...

Thank you for visiting our blog.

That was a lovely post, Mickey. It is good to remember those who have fallen. We must never forget those who died for us.

michico*Adan said...

This is your very important day.
And thanks for telling us this great meaning.

Luna said...

Thats a wonderful post for an important day!

Simba said...

Dropping by all the blogs to say hello. Hope you had a good weekend.

Simba x

Parker said...

Mickey, that was lovely!

Goldie, Shade and Banshee said...

Wonderful post Mickey.

Purrs

Gandalf and Grayson said...

A lovely Remembrance. Mickey. We too honor all who have served.

Steppa and her Babys +Lover Guy said...

AS a wife of a Vietnam Vet i thank your for your beautiful blog

Dana said...

Mickey, we look very much alike! Thanks so much for your purrs, they are working!!!
~Cal and The Creek Cats~

Michelle said...

Lovely post for this special day.

Thank you for replying to my Peace Globe post last week.

...and adding a candle for Remembrance day.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

That is a very wonderful tribute (even if it's not been edited again this year!--I have to put up with such short comings as well... sigh)

Daisy said...

Happy Remembrance Day to you.

Shadow / Molly said...

Mickey yoo done good! We remember too!!

Brill said...

Excellent post Mickey, on a very important day x

PB 'n J said...

What a lovely tribute Mickey. We always love that poem.

Tracey and Huffle said...

Very nice, Mickey. My grandpa is an army veteran too, so we celebrated yesterday.

Huffle Mawson

Squirrel said...

That poem always makes me cry, and when I visited Flanders it was displayed in a museum in Ypres...

Thank you Mickey for reminding us to remember those who sacrifice...

William said...

This is such a nice post, Mickey, thank you. When my mom was my age, lots and lots of people used to wear poppies on this day. Nowadays, very rarely do you see it--too many people just take the day off and shop instead of remembering and honoring.

Evie/VampyVictor said...

That was a lovely post Micky!
We remember all men, women from all countries, all those that banded together and fought to give us what we have today.
This is why we love the Tomb of the unknown soldier so much, it represents everyone, because without all these countries coming together...
We will remember them.. all... always

V-V

Halloween said...

Hi Mickey, purr, purr! We are all remembering those who protect us and give their lives to service today. The pic of you is very beautiful. I hope all is well in the north woods. Did you have a pretty fall?

Paws, your great pal,
Halloween

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

Such a perfectly reflective tribute to those who gave themselves to the cause of freedom all over the world.
Lest we forget...in Flander's field they lay....

Southbay Girl said...

Mickey and Family, Thank you so much for the purrs and hugs! We all felt them!!!

Kodak, 3 Perf, Blossom, Mom Penny and Angel Winton

Sunny's Mommy said...

It's important to remember and be thankful for the sacrifices they've made for all of us to live safely.