Friday, November 11, 2005


"Lest We Forget"..................

2005 in Canada is the "Year Of The Veteran", but the objective was not accomplished. There was glitz and ceremony, but that was it. No substance. Then the politicians slapped each other on the back, shook hands, and voted themselves a pay increase. We needed to hear from the Veterans, and we didn't, through no fault of their own. We need to hear the experiences from the men and women Veterans before they pass on. Canada and her Liberal Government missed an enormous opportunity of putting the Veterans in the spotlight by selecting an immigrant media personality as Governor General, instead of one of our much more qualified Veterans. Cliff Chadderton, C.E.O. of the War Amps, would have been my choice. He really could have put the Veteran and their experiences in the forefront and limelight. Anyways, Nov. 11 is Remembrance Day in Canada, and Veteran's Day in the U.S.. Take time to remember and salute the Veterans and their fallen comrades, as they had a tremendous sense of duty, and realized "Freedom Isn't Free", and sacrificed themselves to make sure freedom was maintained for us. We are forever indebted to them. Also take time to remember all the soldiers involved in peace-keeping and conflict, as there are many overseas today, helping to plant the seeds of democracy, and face down the "demonic visage" of tyranny.

REMEMBER our troops in Afghanistan, as they remember those before them.

VIDEO - Afghanistan, Nov.11, 2005

SLIDESHOW - Victory In Europe (VE) Day Canadian Forces Image Gallery


Author: Fine "Canadian Boy", Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918)
Canadian Army

IN FLANDERS FIELDS the poppies blow
Between the crosses row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
Image hosted by

Cliff Chadderton, C.E.O. of the War Amps, has written a book about his experiences in Normandy, entitled; EXCUSE US! HERR SCHICKLGRUBER. Here is the info on how to obtain it.


Corporal Taylor, and Leading Air Cadet Taylor, after returning from the Remembrance Day Ceremony at Camp Morton, Manitoba. Posted by Picasa

Fine youth. Posted by Picasa

Saluting. Posted by Picasa

Honouring the "Fallen"........... Posted by Picasa

....and the "Living". Posted by Picasa

The Taylor Family "remembers", on this special day.................. Posted by Picasa

Comments: Post a Comment

<< Home