Sunday, November 11, 2012

In Remembrance

To you from failing hands we throw The torch; be yours to hold it high.
From: In Flanders Fields  John McCrae

It's Remembrance Day in Clarenville. It was cold and crisp. Just the type of day that makes you appreciate the things we have - that things that make our lives more enjoyable and more comfortable.

Based on the number of people at today's ceremony here in Clarenville, I am more convinced than ever that the significance of this day is certainly NOT being lost on a generation or two who have had no to limited experience of war.

As we loose our veterans to the "failing hands" of age, I am glad to see so many young people catching their torch and holding it high.

See photos of today's Ceremony on our OUR TOWN CLARENVILLE page HERE

Stan Rogers wrote what I consider to be on of Canada's best songs dedicated to veterans - Sailors Rest...

Dave Sullivan is an educator and a writer...this is a powerful piece from his book about Sgt. Michael Francis Kelly who died at Beaumont Hamel, France on July 1st, 1916

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