Welcome to a special Remembrance Day edition of T-Shirt Wisdom Tuesday.
Today marks the day hostilities officially ceased and World War I came to an end. In Canada and many commonwealth nations, November 11th is known as Remembrance Day. A solemn holiday to remember the brave men and women who gave their lives in the Great Wars and other armed conflicts to preserve the freedoms we take for granted every day. It is customary to observe a moment of silence at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, the date and time the armistice treaty officially came into effect to honour our fallen soldiers.
Now more than ever we must remember the reasons these brave individuals sacrificed everything and find the resolve to build bridges to strengthen our democracies and preserve our way of life.
While out and about one afternoon I saw an individual wearing a T-Shirt with an image on it. I have recreated it here to share.
Take a moment during the holidays to remember the dedicated individuals, past and present, who risked their lives to protect our freedom. War is not something we seek, however, there are times it is necessary. In those times you rose to the challenges and because of your sacrifices we live and celebrate our own beliefs freely.
Soldiers departing from London, Ontario, heading to fight in World War I.During the First and Second World Wars soldiersweretransported tothe point of departure for Europe by train. — CP Rail Archives.
“Please Stay!” she pleaded. Her Soldier, waving goodbye, unable to comprehend her words above the din of Union Station.
November 11th marks Remembrance Day in Canada. Many of us will solemnly pay respect to the men and women who served our country and fought to preserve the values we so deeply believe. 2021 marks the 100th anniversary of the legions poppy campaign and the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Hong Kong. We almost forget the second world war was fought on multiple fronts. It wasn’t just Germany but also Japan in the Pacific theatre who would wage war against the Allies. The battle would see the British colony fall to the Japanese. The lives of 290 Canadian soldiers would be lost on the battlefield and 264 would perish in Japanese POW camps over the next four years. Another 493 brave Canadian soldiers would bare the physical scars of battle forever and countless would suffer from the mental scars left behind from the gruesome realities of war. Continue reading →
November 11th marks Remembrance Day in Canada. Many of us will solemnly pay respect to the men and women who served our country and fought to preserve the values we so deeply believe. 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of The Battle of Passchendaele. Victory on the muddy Belgian battlefield would prove costly. The lives of 4,000 Canadian soldiers would be lost, 12,000 would bare the physical scars from their wounds forever and countless others would suffer from the mental scars left behind from the gruesome realities of war. Continue reading →