Lest we forget
It has been 95 years since the guns on the devastated Western front of the First World War fell silent, as Germany and the Allies agreed to cease fire and work toward peace. Though that peace did not long last, every Nov. 11 since then, on the 11th minute of the 11th hour, we have paused to reflect on that great conflict, and, tragically, the many conflicts that came after it.
As we gather to remember on Monday, we hope people will reflect not just on the sacrifices of earlier generations, but also the veterans who still need our help today. The origins of Remembrance Day, in the blasted landscapes of Europe almost a century go, are distant and grow ever more remote from our modern life with each passing year. But the lessons our grateful nation learned, and the obligation we still owe those who have served us, must always remain close to our hearts.. (Photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)