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A Soldier Remembers 2013

Posted by Jan Howlett on Wednesday, January 8, 2014, In : 2013 


"On November 11, 1918, at 11 a.m., the First World War came to an end. It lasted over four years, killed or injured nearly 30 million military personnel and devastated some of the world’s biggest empires. It changed the future of people, countries and continents.

Canada’s contribution was significant, unprecedented and costly. The country came out proud and victorious, heading towards national autonomy within the British Commonwealth, while mourning the loss or injury of 250,000 Canadians...

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In Flanders Fields

Posted by Jan Howlett on Wednesday, January 8, 2014, In : 2012 
The Canadian Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, located at the National War Memorial in Confederation Square, Ottawa, was added to the war memorial in 2000, and holds the remains of an unidentified Canadian soldier who died in France during World War I.

The unidentified soldier was selected from a cemetery in the vicinity of Vimy Ridge, the site of a famous Canadian battle of the First World War. The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier was created to honour the Canadians whether they be navy, army, air forc...

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The What and Why of Remembrance Day

Posted by Jan Howlett on Wednesday, January 8, 2014, In : 2011 

November 11th, every single year. The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.

The first Remembrance Day was observed in 1919 throughout the countries of the British Commonwealth. Originally called Armistice Day, this day commemorated the end of the First World War on Monday, November 11, 1918, at 11 a.m. ~ the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. That is what it is.

Here's why it is...
Historically speaking, Remembrance Day is a day that "Canadians pause in a silent m...

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Background Story behind the Poem Honour and Remembrance

Posted by Jan Howlett on Wednesday, January 8, 2014, In : 2010 

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Honour And Remembrance

Posted by Jan Howlett on Wednesday, January 8, 2014, In : 2010 

This is a special time to remember not only all those who both gave up their comfort and safety to serve and protect our country from harm, but also all those who made the ultimate sacrifice.  In honour of these brave men and women read my special poem, (see below) written  just for them.  All Heroes !! It's entitled, "Honour & Remembrance"


Honour And Remembrance

In the distance, a weary-hearted soldier, home on leave,
Stands mourning by a grave, this cold and dark Remembrance Eve.
He cannot help...

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