“Never in the field of human conflict, has so much, been owed by so many, to so few!”
Winston Churchill – September 1940
No truer words could be spoken about the veterans who served on the battlefields of Europe during World War I and World War II, for preservation of the Commonwealth and her allies.
During the 1st and 2nd World Wars, Canadians took part in some of the greatest military battles in wartime.
Canadians were involved in the taking of Vimy Ridge, they fought in Passchendale, they stormed the beaches of Juno during D-Day, and they endured some of the worst fighting and saw much loss of Canadian life during the Sicily and Italian campaigns.
All over Canada today, we are stopping to honor the veterans who left family, loved ones, friends, and children behind to fight in the war so that future generations would not have to fight.
We stop to remember the ultimate sacrifice made by thousands of Canadians who now rest alongside their brothers-in-arms in beautifully cared for cemeteries all over Europe.
At local Cenotaphs and memorials all over Halifax, thousands are going out to pay tribute to our veterans, and remember that it’s because of these men, “The Greatest Generation” that we are able to live a free life, do as we wish, go where we wish, be what we want to be, without having to live in fear, and to not be persecuted because of our religious beliefs, the color of our skin, our lifestyle, or our appearance.
Today, November 11th is a very special, and very emotional day for me.
As I stated in my very first post on here, I am the grandchild of 2 WWII veterans who have since passed away, and both my father and my brother are currently serving in the Royal Canadian Navy, I can not be any prouder of my family and my grandparents.
I hope today that you take a moment to stop and remember the veterans who served and who are currently serving in Afghanistan and elsewhere in the world.
LEST WE FORGET.