Thursday, November 10, 2005
Tomorrow, November 11th, is Remembrance Day in Canada. The holiday corresponds to Veterans' Day in the US, and is widely celebrated in this country. Most everyone wears a red poppy to remember the veterans of Canada who have given their lives in the service of their country. We've been invited to attend the annual Remembrance Day ceremony in Victory Square in Vancouver tomorrow morning, then for lunch with our friends. We're honoured to be included in yet another facet of Canadian life. One thing I've noticed about Canadians and war. They don't like war - they are very vocal about President Bush and the Iraq war - but they greatly honour their war heroes. From my recollections of Veterans' Day in the US, Canadians put Americans to shame with Remembrance Day ceremonies and observations - and Americans are the ones who are considered more patriotic! To any veterans who may be reading today, American, Canadian, or otherwise . . . thank you for serving your country!