Wednesday, November 11, 2009

remembrance

In 1945 Canadian forces marched through the Netherlands liberating towns and villages. My Mom recalled those days clearly - particularly the chocolate and cigarettes handed out by the handsome young Canadian soldiers. My family owes a debt of gratitude to them, so today I'm making a special point of reflecting on and remembering the service and sacrifice of our armed forces personnel, our veterans and their families.


2 comments:

Frieda said...

What always makes me sad on this day is that the more things change the more they stay the same . Why is it we humans can never learn the lessons of past wars , remember the suffering and sacrifices of soldiers and civilians and put an end to war ?

Thinking of them all today ...

Suse-the-slow-knitta said...

the villages in Normandy, Holland & Belgium fly the flags of those countries which liberated them whether British, US Canadian or Polish and they never ever forget.
and nor should we