I reflect a lot at this time of year. Probably because the weather has changed—we are moving into winter and life is quieting. It’s also my birthday month and I often reflect about the year and how it went for me. Did I do everything that I planned or is there still more to get done? I also spend time setting my intentions for next year.
During the weekend of November 11, there is a national holiday in Canada called Remembrance Day. On this day, Canadians remember those who fought and died during the wars for our freedom. Every year on November 11th at 11 am, Canadians pause for a few moments to remember those who served and continue to serve during times of war and peace.
This day has always been important to me because I remember my Gramps who fought in World War II. He survived the war and would take us to the service on this day. People would gather at the war memorial in order to remember those who fought and died. Service representatives would lay wreaths, and recite “In Flanders Field” by John McGrae. I was little so I didn’t understand the full concept, but I knew it was important and important to Gramps.
I find this service quite emotional and I feel called to go every year. During the service men and women are so dignified, and for me, it is a time to remember and honour them. Many Canadians wear poppy pins which are a symbol of Remembrance Day, and at the end of the service, we lay the poppy pins on the memorial. I always say a prayer for Gramps.
Remembering those in our lives who have passed is so important because it helps us heal. Heal from our grief. On Remembrance Day we come together as a nation to remember and honour those who served. May all beings be blessed.
My daughter is a poet and she wrote this poem for me to add today.
Why Poppies Grow
Nameless they lay in a field that flows of poppies. Asking us to pause before a world that was cut in pieces.
In silence we remember all of them now faceless for a moment, never broken we honour all of those lives unjustly taken.
Hold strong their dream of union strong and free of people coming together in oneness and lands joining in harmony.
Leigh Wyman, Poet
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