Remembering our Veterans and Those Lost Soldiers in War

Every year there are fewer and fewer soldiers from the Great Wars alive in Canada and around the world to remember their hardships, their family’s hardships, and those of their comrades who passed away in service overseas.  As I’ve mentioned in previous years, I think it is very worthwhile for everyone, if they can to go to Europe and visit the WWI and WWII memorial sites.  They are very powerful and hopefully remind us of the costs of war.

Don’t forget either about our soldiers helping to secure peace in wars currently around the world.

In case you haven’t yet purchased your poppy, if you are Canadian, there is a poppy protocol, which you can read about at this link.

Below are some pictures of my past trips to Europe, to the memorials, and I will never forget.

I think the pictures speak volumes on their own without elaborate commentary.

Paschendale cenotaph

Paschendale cenotaph

Rows of headstones in a soldiers cemetary

Rows of headstones in a soldiers cemetary

Trenches at Vimy Ridge

Trenches at Vimy Ridge

Heartfelt thanks to a fallen soldier

Heartfelt thanks to a fallen BC soldier

A section of the Vimy memorial

A section of the Vimy memorial

A German concrete bunker in Normandy

A German concrete bunker in Normandy

poppies growing along the roadside

Poppies growing along the roadside