Lest We Forget

This was the first year in quite a few that we have not headed out to the Remembrance Day ceremony at Victory Square in downtown Vancouver.  I felt a little guilty about that until Aidan stood up and sang Oh Canada while we watched the ceremony at the Canadian War Memorial in Ottawa.
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Remembrance Day at Elementary School

One thing that always gets me about elementary schools in Canada is their links to the past and especially to Remembrance Day. While I don’t really like the references to war and to the death the wars represent, I think we need to honour our past and what life might have been like without those […] . . . → Read More: Remembrance Day at Elementary School

Lest We Forget: 2012

Since Aidan was 4 we have taken the kids to the Remembrance day ceremonies at Victory Square. I would have brought him earlier but at 3 I had a 3 week old baby and I really wasn’t up to it. This year was the first year that Aidan really got it and there was only […] . . . → Read More: Lest We Forget: 2012

Lest We Forget

I always feel a sense of sorrow and gratitude on November 11th. I know that my great grandfather went to war when he didn’t have to so that less of Canada’s young men needed to go. My grandfather was in the Navy and so was Anthony’s dad. My father was in the reserves, and there […] . . . → Read More: Lest We Forget