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It has been a while since I attended a Remembrance Day ceremony, and actually this year marked the first time I attended one by choice. I felt proud of my country in that crowd today; I gave my silence and my applause at the appropriate times. Days like today make me think about how much we have here in Canada, how wonderful this country is, and how wonderful the people that live here are. Some people were crying today, others held their chin up high and still others had a look of hope in their eyes. We have come so far, and still have such a long way to go for peace. I’m confident we’ll find it someday.

I have the utmost respect for those who serve our country, both here and abroad. To these people, you have my most sincerest thanks. To those that have given their lives to protect this country and our ideals, no words could express my gratitude.

Thank you.

[edit] Added a few more photos taken at the ceremony:


  1. Meme & Pepe
    November 11th, 2009 | 11:27 pm

    Hi Don

    I agree with you all the way. We may not agree or like war, but we should respect and support our troops. You were able to say it so eloquently for us. Thank you so much.

    Love Meme

  2. Diane and Walter Enns
    November 20th, 2009 | 8:17 am

    Very well said Don

    Love mom

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