On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, Canadians are asked to pause in memory of the thousands of men and women who sacrificed their lives in military service.Today, November 11, is Rememberance Day. A day to remember and appreciate the individuals who left our communities and served to protect our Canadian freedoms and values. They fought the violent forces that sought to oppress our freedom, and many gave their lives in those battles. Thank you to all veterans for all the sacrifices you have made!
The Ode of Remembrance is cited on Remembrance Day followed by the phrase “Lest we forget.” :
The Ode of Remembrance:
They went with songs to the battle, they were young.
Straight of limb, true of eyes, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted,
They fell with their faces to the foe.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.
Lest We Forget