Remembrance Day- A salute to armed forces families
Nov 7th, 2013 | By Michael LeBlanc
I would like to take a moment to salute our armed forces and their families. Remembrance Day is a date of remembrance for the men and women who have served and continue to serve during times of war, conflict and peace.
During the month of November, we don poppies and recite “In Flanders Fields”. Written from the point of view of those that have made the ultimate sacrifice, this poem speaks to the sacrifice of those that died and serves as their command to the living to press on.
I know at FCT that there are a number of people who have loved ones (family and friends) in the armed forces. At times, troops may be stationed abroad and away from their loved ones. We also have a number of people that have served in the armed forces, often by conscription, in other countries prior to immigrating to Canada.
Today, I want to take the opportunity to say thank you to all our armed forces personnel – current and past, and here and abroad. We salute you and your families for the sacrifices you have and continue to make on behalf of this great country.
As Canadians, we are truly blessed and need to remember how fortunate we are.