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Remembrance Season

I’ve said it before but it bears repeating. Somehow our current society goes straight from Halloween to Christmas and skips Remembrance Day and this is wrong.

This has bugged me for the last decade (as Halloween got a bigger hold here in Canada) and so I felt compelled to do my part. Which was to write about veterans and how their service impacted their lives and that of their families. I initially did 11 stories but subsequently added four more stories. Some with personal connections and some that have had a Ripple Effect. This “story” became more than just words and now we have friends in Liverpool.

Our personal reminder

I then put them all onto a page in my blog called called Acts of Remembrance. I’d appreciate it if, in the next 11 days, my readers took a few minutes and browsed these stories. I hope it triggers in you the same response it does in me; a deep seated gratitude that they risked their lives and in some cases made the ultimate sacrifice. I hope it inspires you to learn family stories or follow links through social media to learn more than just the headline. I hope it reaches into your heart so you will think “and in the setting of the sun we shall remember them”.

Vimy Ridge 2011



I have had a love of the written word for my entire life. It's no surprise that eventually I found a platform where I could write. It's random; sometimes funny, occasionally sad, maybe even at times from anger and I lean towards creative photography and hands on crafts. I have a few blogs that high light these interests.

9 thoughts on “Remembrance Season

  1. I’ve not thought about this before, but you’re right. The big commercial holidays are slowly encroaching on the more personal ones like Remembrance Day/Veterans Day. November was a more serious month when I was a child.


  2. Good post Bernie. Those who choose not to remember the past are doomed to repeat it. Our valiant fallen and returned heroes deserve to be remembered more than the commercial madness of Hallowe’en and Christmas. Time to stop bowing down to the shopping gods. Stay well. Allan


    1. Thanks for your thoughtful comment. I totally agree with you that the commercial world feels like it is encroaching. It’s up to individuals to make the choices to stop this and the rest of the insanity happening around the world.


    1. And just as importantly may we learn the lessons so mankind is not doomed to repeat it again. I hope you have some quiet time on Remembrance Day and can read a couple of the stories Donna. Thanks for stopping by.


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