Thursday, November 10, 2011

Remembering, Lest We Forget

In this month of Thanksgiving,

let us not forget to take a moment

on 11/11/11

to give special thanks
to the brave men and women,

our fellow citizens and our loyal allies,

that have sacrified all
for our freedoms.

Veteran's Day and Remembrance Day

Taken at the War Museum in Ottawa, Ontario Canada

If you have kids like me and want to impress upon them the importance of marking Veteran's/Rememberance Day (so that they realize there's more to it than just having a day off of school!), there are wonderful books that you can read together. 

Two of our favorites that are simple enough for a young child to understand without graphic detail:

We visited the Canadian War Museum this past summer in Ottawa.  All of us were very quiet as we toured the exhibits, taking time to explain to our son the devastation of war and the heroism of those that stand up to evil. 

It was a very sombre experience. 

My husband Tom reading through one of the exhibits

I encourage all of you to talk to your children so that they appreciate the bravery and sacrifice of not only our own heroic veterans, but those of our allies that have fought loyally by our countrymen's side during wartime. 

Model of the War Memorial in Ottawa, Ontario Canada
Take in a Veteran's Day/Rememberance Day parade or ceremony if they have one in your area.  If you have loved ones that have served in the military, take a moment to talk to them. 

The War Memorial
And please remember to give your heartfelt appreciation to the men and women that have served. 
Home of the Free
Because of the Brave.

We will never forget.


  1. Judy, there has to be some kind of glitch somewhere. You are not showing up in my Blogs that I follow list....I am just baffled.

    Beautiful post. Yes, we should always remember.


  2. Hi Judy, just stopping by to say congratulations. You are one of the two winners of the 11/11/11 Starbucks Giveaway. Woo-hoo!!!
    Please email me an address where I may forward your gift and thank you again for participating.
    PS-Home of the free because of the it. God bless our veterans indeed.
    Much love!

  3. Hi Judy,
    This is a beautiful tribute...I am your newest follower and just came over from Marcia's blog.

  4. You will love the fireplace stove! I like mine even better than I thought I would.

    Happy Sunday,


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