Remembering

RCAF 425 Les Alouettes

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11 November

Remembrance Day rejuvenated interest in recalling the war and military sacrifice, attracting thousands to ceremonies in cities large and small across the country. It remained a day to honour the fallen, but traditional services also witnessed occasional calls to remember the horror of war and to embrace peace. Remembrance Day ceremonies were usually held at community cenotaphs and war memorials, or sometimes at schools or in other public places. Two minutes of silence, the playing of the Last Post, the recitation of In Flanders Fields, and the wearing of poppies quickly became associated with the ceremony.

Remembrance Day has since gone through periods of intense observation and periodic decline. The 50th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in 1995 marked a noticeable upsurge of public interest, which has not ebbed in recent years. It is now a national holiday for federal…

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8 thoughts on “Remembrance Day

  1. We all – not only need to remember these troops, but take a good look at ourselves (meaning humanity as a whole) to see if we are even coming close to the standard they set.

  2. I enjoy your blog, Pierre, and may have a couple things of interest to you and/or families of survivors of the HCMS Athabaskan. My grandfather had the good fortune to come down with something and was in hospital instead of onboard with his crewmates in April 1944. I’m just not sure how to contact you?

    1. You will be receiving this email…

      Hi,

      I enjoy your blog, Pierre, and may have a couple things of interest to you and/or families of survivors of the HCMS Athabaskan. My grandfather had the good fortune to come down with something and was in hospital instead of onboard with his crewmates in April 1944. I’m just not sure how to contact you?

      You can contact me here.

      Love to hear from you.

      My wife’s uncle was aboard HMCS Athabaskan.

      Pierre

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