Canada remembers, online

Dear bloggers and friends,

Covid-19 is changing the way Remembrance Day 2020 will be marked. We are asked to “remember in place” at home and watch the public service online. Places where hundreds gather every year to remember those who fought for Canada, would be closed. There will be no parades, or screens for viewing the ceremony on site. A limited number of official wreathes will be placed at the Cenotaph and the public is asked not to gather to place poppies on the memorial. These are hard times, but nevertheless we remember with passion the sacrifices made to preserve our freedoms and we are eternally thankful.

Our cheer goes back to them, the valiant dead! Laurels and roses on their graves today, Lilies and laurels over them we lay, And violets o”er each unforgotten head.” (Richard Hovey)
And they who for their country die shall fill an honored grave, for glory lights the soldier’s tomb, and beauty weeps the brave.” (Joseph Drake)
The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example.” (Benjamin Disraeli)

To all who have served in all branches of the military: “you have preserved our freedoms and we thank you for it, from our hearts”.

©Samina Iqbal. 2020

About samina iqbal

I am a free lance writer who loves to write on social issues in particular. I am a house wife and my husband Dr. Shams Iqbal offers all the support and encouragement so that I can pursue my passion for authorship and other cause which is dear to me. My lifelong mission in life is to offer my support for the police officers who need to be supported and protected by general public like us. My inspiration to do this comes from my personal experiences of some of the greatest police officers whom I have witnessed do great deeds for the good of humanity. I am so inspired and fascinated to support this law enforcement group. On the other hand I like music, movies specially classics, I am a fashion geek, English and American literature are my passions.
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