Canada Remembers

It’s Remembrance Day Shoko.  A day to honour not only our vets but all vets, whether they be 4 legged and furry or 2 legged furless wonders.  It doesn’t matter what side they fought for either, they are all veterans.

Mom and dad were at Omaha Beach with Phenny and his mom and dad from Easy Blog.                                                 

 There are several beaches that saw Canadian and American Troops landing for battle along the Normandy coast.                                                    Imagine a teenager advancing from his boat to climb the hills in order to fight the enemy.  Also, imagine another teenager, fighting for the other side, pointing weapons to kill the advancing troops.  A death struggle, each fighting for their country and its ideals.  WHAT A HORRIBLE WASTE!                                                  The Canadian Cemetery for those killed on Normandy’s Beaches during that fateful attack.  Walking through the rows and rows of tombstones, the ages of the troops was astonishing.  A few were in their 40’s but the majority were teenagers and young adults.  There are no old men in this cemetery. The youth of the era willing to sacrifice everything for their country.

So on the 11th month, of the 11th day at the 11th hour, we will spend a minutes silence in respect for all Veterans service, not only Canada.




31 thoughts on “Canada Remembers

  1. onespoiledcat

    Ladies we will be remembering today too………..all veterans serve their countries and deserve recognition for the considerable sacrifices they make……whether in war or peace. We could NEVER forget……….

    Hugs, Teddy


  2. Marv

    I am heading downtown to the cenotaph today. I always try to make it. My Grandfather was in WW1 first in the trenches and then as an ambulance driver. It affected him profoundly. My Dad was in the RAF and the Canadian Navy – luckily he was never deployed. And a cadet, I came this close to joining up (my attitude apparently was NOT the right type!) Bwa! Haa!! Haaa!!
    Have a great day!
    Love Barb


    1. The Canadian Cats Post author

      Barb, you cannot see in the armed forces….you are devoted to peeps but your strong point is not in the Canadian forces but in your creativity. You can get awesome messages across with little effort. This is your microphone. Your art….unbelievably excellent.



  3. Amy

    This morning, at a class we were in, a veteran stated that military people don’t “give” their lives. Their lives are taken from them. He hates when people say they are honoring all those who “gave” their lives.


      1. The Canadian Cats Post author

        Why contradict him? We all see things through our owns eyes with our own experiences etc. He sees things one way….this is his right. NO need to argue. Sometimes it is better to shut one’s mouth and listen.

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  4. easyweimaraner

    I bow my head and I will think about all this young men who gave their lives… maybe one of them could become a famous dogtor or one of them could make an invention what changed the world…or one of them could have children and family… but before this happened they lost their life… far away from home… it’s heartbreaking…



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