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Lest We Forget

November 11. The day set apart to honour those who fell on the field of battle. Pin on a poppy. Post something on your social media about heroes laying down their lives. Listen to a national anthem, salute a flag, stand for a minute in silence. But why? What are you honouring? Whom are youContinue reading “Lest We Forget”

Thoughts on Remembrance Day

It is Remembrance Day 2021. According to Wikipedia, it is a day to ‘honour armed forces members who have died in the line of duty.’ Sitting here, my head is a confused mixture of Rilla of Ingleside, The Singing Tree, In Flanders’ Fields, To the Fallen, The Piper, and Treasury of War Poetry. I haveContinue reading “Thoughts on Remembrance Day”

Remember Their Legacy

In Flanders fields the poppies blowBetween the crosses, row on row,That mark our place; and in the skyThe larks, still bravely singing, flyScarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days agoWe lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,Loved and were loved, and now we lie,In Flanders fields. Take up our quarrel withContinue reading “Remember Their Legacy”

November 11, the Day We Remember

© 2019 R. Labonté Today is the day we set aside to remember, acknowledge, and thank the heroes of Canada.  The Indian, French, and English Canadians who threw aside the religious and cultural differences and fought the invaders in 1812.  The Canadians who dropped everything and went to the trenches, the planes, or the ships in 1914, whoContinue reading “November 11, the Day We Remember”

Thank You // A Tribute to Those Who Fought in Afghanistan

I was about 8 months old on 9/11. But aside from that, almost everything in this is exactly what it was like for me. This was penned by my sister, Annalissa. I wasn’t yet thought of by my parents when 9/11 happened. I was born almost a year after. Instead, I grew during the war andContinue reading “Thank You // A Tribute to Those Who Fought in Afghanistan”