Thursday, November 11, 2010

Please remember...

We have the lives we have because they sacrificed theirs. Something to keep in mind not only on November 11th, but on any given day of the year as well.


Your turn: How will you remember? Why does it matter to you?

13 comments:

kcinnova said...

I've got an entire post up about how and why, and I'm grateful for all of the posts I am seeing today.

Twain12 said...

i just returned from our parade ...It matters to me because we can never forget and i hope in the future conflicts will be worked through in a nonviolent way.I also remember my Son who was killed in Afghanistan April 2007

Lynne H. said...

Carmi, I served 13 years in the US Army and was involved in the first Gulf War. Today, 17 years later.. a war we will never win still rages on.. I will do today what I do every day.. Lift up my brothers sisters in arms in prayer and peace.. What else can I do, right?


We must end this insanity.. we must..

Hilary said...

As the mother of a recently-commissioned Officer in our Canadian military, this day is near and dear to my heart. May we never forget.

Tabor said...

I have relatives in the services as well as remember my Dad who fought in WWII. I thank them all each and every day.

The Gearheads said...
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The Gearheads said...

Thank you for reminding me, I had forgotten until I read your blog this morning.
Of course I put out my flag for the day. Also took a moment to reflect on the freedoms we have thanks to the sacrifice.
Carmi, Macro is my favorite photographic style so this picture truly appeals to me, however I am at a loss to what exactly it is, please enlighten me.

-Mr

bruce said...

god bless the people in the servie and god guide the ones in charge....

Catherine said...

Here in New Zealand we tend to remembe Anzac Day (April 25, a public holiday) more than Armistice Day. Anzac Day is the anniversary of a disastrous campaign at Gallipoli in World War 1.
Actually, I think I like the idea of celebrating Armistice Day better, since it commemorates a return to peace.

Carmi said...

The Gearheads: In the weeks leading up to November 11th, veterans groups across the country sell poppy pins as a means of raising funds and awareness.

The poppy was and is a symbol of our veterans' sacrifice in all the wars that Canada has fought. It's always been a powerful icon of the 11th, a tangible reminder of our need to understand that our modern-day freedom wasn't just handed to us. Rather, it was earned with blood and loss.

I snagged this one early this morning. This is the poppy I've been wearing on my camera bag and my lapel (I wore it on TV here just this week: http://watch.ctv.ca/news/#clip372953). This morning, after I dropped the munchkins off at school, I popped it onto my dashboard and took a closeup pic with my obviously overwhelmed-by-the-sun BlackBerry.

Sometimes, simple is best.

The Gearheads said...

I think your overwhelmed blackberry did a fine job. I really like the way the colors pop out and how clearly the textures of both the poppy and the dash are shown. I will remember the poppy.

Karen Sather said...

I thanked veterans still living, went to Fort Snellings Cemetery (my dad is buried there too) and while I am one to support our troops, the men and women, some just barely adults, I do not believe in war, any war, now or ever. I really like your photo which at first appeared like a poppy on a lapel, but then close up it looks more like a basket ball but wrong color...care to share what it is! Besides interesting!

becca said...

great post