Today we remember the many sacrifices Canadian soldiers paid in order for us and others across the globe to receive their freedom. Here is a poem written by my cousin Sarah, that she recently submitted to the Royal Canadian Legion Literacy Contest, in commemoration of this day. She said I was allowed to publish it so here it is:
Remembrance Day Meditation
Our heads we bow as here we stand,
The clock is striking o’er the land;
Now is the time, here is the place,
To reflect on what brave men have faced.
Some did survive, we know not how,
Of this we think while heads we bow.
Those troops who heeded the calling drum
fought for our country and freedom.
The battlefield, blood soaked and charred
“O, Canada, we stand on guard”
Oh this our beloved country-
Canada! “The True North Strong and Free”
Look at the poppy crimson bold
The crest of courage legends hold;
We did not do this on our own,
Without God’s help we’d be overthrown.
Now listen to the trumpet clear,
Remember those throughout the year
In rain or sleet, through cold or heat,
They will both fight, on foot and fleet.
As in this day and in this year,
Take time to shed a thankful tear,
We Canadians have a great debt,
Both great and small, Lest We Forget.