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11-10-2007 02:44 AM

Topic tags/keywords: rememberance day canadian military veterans affairs armed forces week lest we forget

The History of Canadian Military Involvement in World Conflicts can be read, here.

Each year, Canada marks Veterans’ Week from November 5 to 11. Veterans’ Week is a time to honour and remember all those who served Canada in times of war, military conflict and peace. Throughout the week, commemorative events and activities will be held in communities across Canada.

This year, we call upon all Canadians, especially youth, to take an active role in commemoration. Taking part in remembrance events develops a deeper understanding of the sacrifices and achievements of those who have served and continue to serve our country. As Canadians, we have endless opportunities to become involved in remembrance. We can talk to a Veteran, visit a local cenotaph or monument, read a book or attend a Remembrance Day ceremony.

When we take an active role in commemoration we become part of a legacy of remembrance and gratitude. We also set an example for future generations so that the torch of remembrance continues to burn brightly.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#1 posted 11-10-2007 02:50 AM

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#2 posted 11-10-2007 02:50 AM

I’ve got quite a few relaatives that were in the Canadian Army. Many have passed away. I don’t know of any that didn’t come back from the war.

It is a great time to remember all of the service men and women.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia †

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#3 posted 11-10-2007 03:49 AM

In memory of Leo Thibaudeau. My Great Uncle. My father’s mother’s yougest brother. Her family is all gone now, but I asked his brother, my Great Uncle Frank for some information to have added to the Commonwealth War Graves Memorial. I was able to add a picture and the description from his brother. Leo and four of his brothers, Jack, Tony, Frank and Joe all served with front line combat forces from 1940 until 1945. My father’s father’s brother, Hampton Smith also served during World War II as a Medical Doctor. Leo was the only one of my family to die during the war. Though I did not know him, we remember him at this time, every year.

God Bless.

Leo was the youngest of six brothers. Five of his brothers served in the Canadian Armed Forces in World War II and Leo was the only one to lose his life.

Leo was a great entertainer and pleased many people with his bright attitude, piano playing and singing. He was last seen by his brothers in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the year of his death. Leo visited his brothers while they were waiting for their convoy to form up. As his usual, he played the piano and sang for the shipmates of his brothers. Leo was a rear gunner and died from wound infection from shrapnel.

He is buried in the family plot in the town where he was born and raised, Macklin, Saskatchewan.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#4 posted 11-10-2007 04:06 AM

Thanks Mot.

“People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.” George Orwell

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#5 posted 11-10-2007 04:38 AM

Thanks for the reminder, Tom. History shows that in two world wars, Canada sent troops many years before the US. The Canadian Military backed Great Britain from the start of both and brave boys gave there lives for the cause of freedom. Let those of us in the United States of America never forget the sacrifice made by our allies to the North. God bless them all.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#6 posted 11-10-2007 05:18 AM


Thanks for the reminder to remember those who have fought for the freedoms we enjoy.

Bob #2,

That’s a great quote worth remembering too. Thank God for rough and courageous men!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#7 posted 11-10-2007 12:47 PM

the photos really help to remind us that we can never know what they endured, during and after the wars. ...and it is vital that we remember that we have what we have because of them.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#8 posted 11-10-2007 11:41 PM

Amen Ms. Debbie.

Mot, very nice job in commemorating them, and the reminder of what we owe to those who served for us!

I can only imagine what serving during those times was like, and how it would effect the the rest of their lives, as no one could walk away from such a task, without permanent change.

Thanks, Mot, and to all those who served!


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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