The last I put up was some information about Syria along with some photos that I had taken while I was stationed there with Foreign Affairs. It really is a shame what is happening there and so many different people and countries to lay the blame on.
The Legion organizers had set up a stage from which the Master of Ceremonies directed the service. As well a cross had been erected in front of the dais and the “official wreaths’ had already been placed around it.
As the Legion is well out into the country and not accessible by public transportation it was good to see that it was well attended by military men and women in uniform as well as former members sporting various medals. Other civilians also attended the ceremony.
During all of the Remembrance Day messages that are passed around at this time of year one must reflect back on the absolute carnage that was dispensed on all sides during World War 1 and World War 2. Even more so during WWI when men were forced out of the trenches to rush headlong into oncoming machine-gun fire. One only has to look at the statistics of those killed, missing or wounded from all sides to see the devastating effects these two wars had. Then there have been the wars which followed and are continuing as well as Canada’s involvement in various Peace Keeping Missions.