Remembrance Day resonates with me personally.
My dad was in the Royal Canadian Navy stationed on board the HMCS Clayoquot during World War II. The ship was active during the Battle of the Atlantic and was unfortunately torpedoed on December 24, 1944. My dad had actually just come off watch and the man who replaced him for the shift was killed.
I know that many families all over the world can share similar stories or have experienced hardships brought on by wars; sadly, some are still experiencing them.
Remembrance Day is designated to recognize the strength and selflessness of veterans and soldiers, and honour all the lives lost in the fight for peace.
Let’s take a moment over the course of November 11 to pause, pay our respects and say thanks to those who sought to make our world a better place.