Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Remembrance Day, November 11th

As many of you know, our youngest, a sergeant in the Army, did a tour in Kandahar in 2008/9. To honour our son, nephew (currently stationed in Afghanistan) and all who have served our country, our undying gratitude. God Bless You.

Canadian band Trews and their song dedicated to the Highway of Heroes.




14 comments :

  1. Dear Joylene,
    A moving song and video. A most thoughtful honour for your son and nephew.
    Let us never forget the true heroes who have bravely served their countries. Remembrance Day, a poignant reminder.
    With great respect, Gary.

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  2. Thank you, Gary. Your comment is very much appreciated. After all this time you'd think I'd be used to the emotion elicited on Remembrance Day? No. Still chokes me up.

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  3. Thank you, thank you for sharing this.

    I commend your people for honoring their heroes so faithfully. That was so very touching.

    I send prayers for the safekeeping of your son.

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  4. Made me cry. What a powerful testimony to the courage of these young people. I'm humbled by this post, Joylene. Thank you for sharing. Best of luck to your son and nephew. May God keep them safe. May all wars go the wayside.

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  5. Thank you, Barry. I like your sentiments.

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  6. This is wonderful, Joylene. But you're right, it's also painful. I can't imagine the sacrifice all those soldiers made just so we could have the freedoms we have today. Well, I for one am damn proud of every single one of them. And mighty glad they thought enough of their country to protect me and mine. Never forget.

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  7. Every year I wish it would end -- the hate in the world that keeps war alive -- but every November 11th there are more names to add to the list of those we remember.

    I noticed that kc dyer has a two-part post on her blog today with links from the name of each lost
    Canadian soldier to the CBC news article on the incident. I left a comment for her, asking if she'd ever seen your Ghan Memorial pages and giving her the link. Her blog is here: http://www.kcdyer.com/blog/

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  8. Thank you so much, Jonathan. It's sad that we need to fight war after war. But that doesn't diminish the bravery of these gallant men and women.

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  9. Thank you, Carol. I will definitely check out kc's webpage. As for my page, I asked the Canadian forces for permission, and they graciously granted it. All I had to do was put up a notice that the pics and info was courtesy of them.

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  10. kc has put up the third installment on her site today, but the comment I made there yesterday hasn't shown up. I think the info in her links all come from CBC News so might not be quite as accurate, but she's put a lot of work into it. Whatever the source, it's wonderful to have these places where we can go to find out about the Canadian men and women who have died in the cause of freedom.

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  11. Thank you, Carol. I'll check it out today.

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  12. Thank them for me, please!

    Blessings & a bit o' sunshine!
    Ruthi
    http://ruthireads.blogspot.com

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  13. Thank you so much, Ruthi. I definitely will. I'll also stop by your blog. Take care and have a great day!

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