11.11.11 – Remembrance Day

In Flanders Fields by Col. John McCrae, carved in marble in the Peace Tower, Parliament of Canada, Ottawa.

There is all kinds of hoopla all over the Web today about 11.11.11, mostly because the numbers line up. The real importance of this date, at least here in Canada and in other British Commonwealth countries, is that this is the day we pause to remember those who served and sacrificed their lives in the South African War, WWI, WWII, Korean War, various Peacekeeping Missions and Afghanistan. On the eleventh month, on the eleventh day, on the eleventh hour, the armistice that ended the WWI was declared.

Lest we forget.

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