Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Remembrance Day, 2009

November 11th is the day on which major hostilities of World War I were ended in 1918. This was a brutal war in which 15 million people were killed, making it the 5th highest in the list of estimated human loss from wars and disasters.

World War II is often confused as the reason for Remembrance Day, and despite the historical inaccuracy, it is from this era that I have selected the following video. This is a clip from my favourite war movie, Band of Brothers, showing paratroopers jumping into Normandy on D-day.

Take time today to remember those who have fought and died in these wars, and the ones who continue to fight for us right up until today.

For more information on Remembrance Day, and the poppies which are distributed in Canada and some other countries, see the Wikipedia article on the subject.

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4 Smart Remarks:

Anonymous Stephanie said...

What a war it was! And what a mass amount of people lost!

It is nice to have a day that we can reflect back on those who helped make our lives as good as they are today.

8:55 PM  
Anonymous Ed Hoyer said...

We did remember them and also wore our poppies!

9:08 PM  
Anonymous Mr. H said...

WOW! War is sickening!

I wonder if the guys would like to watch Band of Brothers again? Who has it?

9:11 PM  
Anonymous Mom Hoyer said...

Unbelievable what the soldiers went through...we heard some very interesting stories from our Dad's. The predestinated seed were spared!

My Dad died on Remembrance Day which makes it even more special. He was a real soldier!

This year we were in the USA on November 11. We took some Poppies along for some friends as they don't have them down there. Some Americans recognize the Poppy and know you are from Canada.

6:43 AM  

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