Remembrance Day is officially observed at 1100 hours on the on the 11th day of the 11th month marking the the Armistice that became effective at the end of World War I. This commemorates those Canadians who lost their lives in Wars and other Military and Peace Keeping operations and actions in which Canadians have participated over the years.
Remembrance Day is today in Canada and many countries around the globe. The official national ceremonies in Canada will take place at the National War Memorial in Ottawa, our National Capital, as well as at other War Memorials or Cenotaphs in villages, towns and cities across the nation, starting at 1100 hours on November 11, 2012.
On this important day, here is a brief visit to the National War Memorial in Ottawa.
As the ceremonies take place in Ottawa, we here in Iloilo, Philippines will fly the Canadian Flag at half mast and maintain 2 minutes of silence and contemplation at 1201 hours on Monday, November 12, 2012 which will be 1100 hours on Sunday, November 11, 2012 in Ottawa.
We ask all our friends around the world to say a prayer for all those around the world who serve in the armed forces of their respective countries and especially for my son Fergus (pictured above) and his colleagues who are currently serving in the Canadian Armed Forces stationed across Canada and around the world, who work so hard and risk their lives to alleviate hardship and conflict wherever they may be.