Remembrance Day 2015

“I find in Remembrance Day services, our emotions are jolted at the thought of the sacrifices of so many younger men and women who fought for our freedoms. Many of those that managed to return were never the same. We did not know about post dramatic stress disorder in those days. My wife had an uncle, Augie, as he was known, who was never the same after the war and spent much of his time at his parent’s farm, living in a make shift apartment above a barn used for farm machinery. Another uncle never talked about his experiences, but family members recall how friends on either side of him were killed, while miraculously he survived.” – Bill Fox, Oshawa Express.

For a variety of reasons, mostly to do with seriously-impaired mobility, I have no been able to gather myself together to write an article on Remembrance Day and it’s meaning to me and to others.

Bill Fox’s excellent article, linked to below, provides a uniquely Canadian insight into the Second World War and I found it to be interesting and informative.

I have always taken an interest in the use of animals in war. In the Great War alone, several million horses were killed. Below are links to several items that may be of interest.

“Lest We Forget”

Jeff Goodall.

Read “Take the time to remember” by Bill Fox here.

Read “Reflections on Remembrance Day” (Nov. 11th, 2010) here. It has a number of related links.

Read “British” Muslims desecrate Remembrance Day”(Nov. 13th, 2010) here.

Read “Do-gooders ban ‘guns and tanks’ from Legion school display” (Nov. 6th, 2011) here.

Read “Man accused of impersonating soldier pleads guilty to wearing medals, uniform” (Globe & Mail, March 4th 2015) here.

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