Remembrance Day

I saw one of the simplest, most moving war memorials in 2005 along the Cabot Trail on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. Its inscription reminds me of the splendid scenery that I encountered on my visit. It reads as follows:

“They will never know the beauty of this place, see the seasons change, enjoy nature’s chorus. All we enjoy we owe to them, men and women, who lie buried in the earth of foreign lands and in the seven seas. Dedicated to the memory of Canadians who died overseas in the service of their country and so preserved our heritage.”

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2 thoughts on “Remembrance Day

  1. Hi Ken

    Good post.And the ex soldier in the CBC story you link too did a very good and brave thing when he told what happened to him. Especially since the “suck it up” mentality is still too common in the military.
    In at least one study almost 30 per cent of soldiers are returning from Afghanistan with some kind of mental health problem.
    So the sooner we recognize that the better off we’ll all be…

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