Tag Archives: Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day Centennial

One of the reasons I wear my poppy year after year leading up to Remembrance Day, is to remind myself that freedom has a cost. And that cost is not just ‘a drop in the bucket,’ spare change for which … Continue reading

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Reforming Remembrance

In the last couple weeks, we have worn our poppies and have been challenged to remember. There is little to question about what actually happened in the First, Great War, the Korean War, The Second World War and all the … Continue reading

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Not a passive remembrance

I catch myself whenever I pin my poppy on my lapel wondering: How is it that I am living out this symbol of remembrance? In my own life, and in the community of faith, how are we demonstrating the values … Continue reading

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Making a way where there is no way

Year after year I ponder how “Remembrance Day” carries with it so much staying power — especially for older generations of people. While on the surface our observances acknowledge the sacrifice made by many young service men and women in … Continue reading

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Remember hope

In “Saintly Connections” I wrote of how playing Scrabble with my brother was often derailed by arguments over whether or not a word one of us placed was in fact a real word. We were distracted – taken off course … Continue reading

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A Children’s Chat on Remembering

In the County of Flanders, in southern Belgium, there is a large field — a cemetery — lined row on row with white grave stones. Do you know who is buried there? — Soldiers, mainly from the First World War … Continue reading

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