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Monday, November 11, 2013

Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day in Canada is the day that we remember all the veterans who have so bravely served and also those who are currently serving in the military.

Because I am an American by birth my family members who have served and those who continue to serve, are in the US Military.

And because our two countries are allies and are so closely linked in many ways,what the US Military does, dramatically affects us here in Canada.




My brother-in-law Donald served...
thank you, Donald.
He is the dad of the two boys that I mention below.




My nephew Brian is the one on the far left wearing a grey ARMY shirt.




Brian is a chaplain.
He served in Iran as well as in Afghanistan. 

Currently he is stateside with his wife and sweet baby boy.




William served a tour of duty in Afghanistan and is currently serving in Italy.
Here he is with his lovely wife Nahomi.

A great big thank you to Donald, Brian and William and to all of the others who have so bravely served and those who continue to in our two countries.
I thank you a millions times over.

As one of the lines in our national anthem, 
O Canada, reads:

"God keep our land, glorious and free"

That is my prayer for Canada, that we do not give up our freedoms in the name of  "political correctness",
or to please people who wish to destroy who and what Canada has stood for all of these many years.
If we will pray for our leaders here in the great country of Canada, we can live out another line of the anthem:

"O Canada we stand on guard for thee!"

What better way to stand on guard, than by praying.

Enjoy your day and here's to many more years of freedom in Canada and the USA.






19 comments:

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Beautiful post, Cindy!

Love you, my friend, and pray the same for Canada and the US.

xoxoxoxox

Sheila

NanaDiana said...

God bless each and every one of those people you mentioned, Cindy...and the ones that go unmentioned, too. We are truly blessed to be free! xo Diana

Pamela Gordon said...

Wonderful photos Cindy. You must be very proud of these young men. I agree that much prayer is needed to keep peace in our world and country and prayer for our leaders. Thank you for this post today. Blessings, Pam

cuori e perline said...

My husband is in the military aviation
Annamaria from Italy

cuori e perline said...

william where is in Italy?
Annamaria from Italy

Jenifer Metzger said...

Cindy, what a beautiful tribute to your family who servers. I believe that when a man or woman serves, their whole family servers. So, THANK YOU to you and your family members.

Today is our Veteran's Day in the US so we are also celebrating and honoring our service men and women.

Joyful said...

Thanks be to God for the brave men and women who go into service. You have a distinguished family of them :-)

podso said...

It is so nice to visit blogs and see family members who have served and who we are thankful to for their selfless service.

Faye Henry said...

Beautiful post, Cindy..
Thanks ...

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

It is wonderful.
Thank you to those, indeed!
Pat

Millie said...

Yes, may God keep our land glorious and free!

Marina Pérez Bejarano said...

Great post Cindy! very emotive!

Marina

oldthings said...

It is nice that these people served
to their country to be free ! You must be very proud that your family
served with the boys and girls !
Have a wonderful week ,dear Cindy !

Theresa said...

Amen!

Carla from the The River said...

Amen. Well said!
We currently have our neighbor over in South Korea.
Prayers to all.

Shelia said...

Hi Cindy. What a great post and thanks to your family members who have served our country. God bless all of our men and women, past and present, who have served. Hope you're doing well and thank yo for popping in to see me.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

A beautiful tribute to the military in your family, Cindy. Prayers and Honors to all who bravely serve their country, and protect our freedoms.

Marissa "Marathon" Stower said...

Beautifully said, Mom. Indeed, it is good to be reminded of how fortunate we are to be truly free, and to remember and appreciate the countless men and women of our country and the US who have made that possible.
Love you,
Marissa

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I am praying with you, Cindy. Absolutely beautiful post. Well said. Well said. blessings ~ tanna