Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Remembrance Day 2009

Today is Remembrance Day in Canada - a day for honouring our veterans and those who paid the ultimate sacrifice. Click here for more details about Remembrance Day 2009 in Canada.

For the past few weeks throughout the country, Canadians have been wearing a poppy in honour of our veterans. According to Veterans Affairs Canada, "the Poppy Campaign is one of the Royal Canadian Legion's most important programs. The money raised from poppy sales provides direct assistance for ex-service people in financial distress, as well as funding for medical appliances and research, home services, care facilities, and numerous other purposes."

Pittance of Time by Terry Kelly. Click on the song title for the remarkable story behind this song.

In Flanders Fields.

Green Fields of France by John McDermott - an absolutely breathtaking song.

And the Band Played Waltzing Mathilda by the Clancy Brothers.

At 11 a.m. today, please bow your heads for two minutes of silence in remembrance.

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