A tribute to all who have served and who carry scars—whether to the mind, heart or spirit.

In #Canada, we observe #RemembranceDay, and we pause to honour all #veterans, #peacekeepers and servicemembers, wherever they may be, whether they mark #VeteransDay or #ArmisticeDay

I'd like to share words my dad penned today:

Every year, on this date (Armistice Day, or Remembrance day for some), we are reminded of the many who gave up their lives, perhaps a million or more, so that we who are left can live in freedom.

For those of us who live now, we remember, at best, the solders who died in more recent wars, but there were so many others too, and the years have left only fading reminders of those to whom we owe our freedom.

There is one evocative song that I play every year, for respect of the veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice, and of those who survived, with the scars they bear in testament of their own sacrifice... and the tragedy of war.

This link to YouTube will bring you the powerful rendition from Liam Clancy:

With respect for all veterans.


There you are, a heartfelt message of gratitude from my dad today.

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