Lest We Forget

Field in Flanders, Canadian stretcher bearers, 1915

Today, along with Kingston residents, war veterans and fellow students, I attended the Remembrance Day service at the Cross of Sacrifice by the waterfront. The frigid cold wind and icy snow on this gray November day only served to remind us of the sadness of the ultimate sacrifice performed by the fallen sons and daughter of this nation, and the bitter practice of war waged to defend it.

Remembrance Day, for me, is a time for solemn reflection on the sacrifice of veterans and those left behind, the appreciation I feel for never having to know war personally, and the bravery of those that serve today so that I may never come to know it.

God bless our heroes past, present, and future.

Today, as Canadians, we remember lest we forget.