Remembrance Day - November 11, 2011 - Don't Forget!

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Home Stager with EXIT STAGE RIGHT

Remembrance Day - November 11, 2011 - Don't Forget!

Here's a reminder about the various services being held on Remembrance Day in North Vancouver and West Vancouver.  Remembrance Day is a service in honour of our Veterans and those currently serving in the Canadian Armed Forces. This is an annual community event, all members of the public welcome.  This is a wonderful opportunity to pay tribute to our fallen soldiers, celebrate the gift of freedom, listen to the words of the poem, In Flanders Fields, give 2 minutes silence, and gather with friends and family of the community. 

I have a special connection with Remembrance Day, as my grandfather fought in Gallipoli during the Great War, as part of the Royal Navy, and my father manned a mine sweeper during World War II, also with the Royal Navy. 

Remembrance Day-West Vancouver, B.C.

North Vancouver:

Remembrance Day Service & Parade
11:00 am Victoria Park Cenotaph - Keith at Lonsdale Ave. 2nd largest in Canada.

Please gather at 10:30am.
Following the service a parade will march off north on Lonsdale Avenue.

West Vancouver:

This service is in honour of our Veterans and those currently serving in the Canadian Armed Forces. This is an annual community event, all members of the public welcome.

Time: 10:50 am - 12:00 pm
Place: Parade leaves 18th Street and Marine Drive at 10:50am; Service at the Memorial Arch 11:00 am, just outside the West Vancouver Memorial Library.

Remembrance Day-West Vancouver, B.C.

LEST WE FORGET...

Comments (19)

Valerie Sagheddu
Apostle Art Home Staging & Design - Stroudsburg, PA
~Home Staging Professional, Poconos, PA

We cannot honor our service men and women enough! They sacrifice so much more than we can even conceive. Those who have lost their lives for freedom and those who have fought and lost a part of themselves as a result. May Gosd Bless them for their dedication and service!

Nov 10, 2011 01:27 PM
Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Valerie - So well said, and I couldn't agree more!  It's so important to remember and honour them.

Nov 10, 2011 01:57 PM
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

You must be so proud of your Father and Grandfather for serving in the Royal Navy.  God Bless all of the fallen soldiers and their families............a heartfelt Thank You on Remembrance Day!

Nov 10, 2011 01:58 PM
Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Roger - I truly am proud of both my dad and grandad.  My grandad was very short.  His job was to row the Australian soldiers to the otherside of the shore.  The tall Aussies would get shot and fall on my grandfather.  He claims that's how he was never killed.  What an experience! 

Nov 10, 2011 02:05 PM
Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation
RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate - Victoria, BC
Accredited Real Estate Consultant

Hi Sally...Nice notice about Remembrance Day. Lets hope it doesn't rain to Much. My dad was CPO in the Canadian Navy, at one point we was Based out of Scotland at their naval base called Nairobi.

So many before us gave their lives so we can enjoy ours.

Nov 10, 2011 03:08 PM
Kim Gaston
RE/MAX Advantage Realty - Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado Springs REALTOR®, CNE (719)661-6987

Sally - Wonderful post. I am forever awed by their courage. Incredible what your grandad went through. Blessings to all Veterans and their families.

Nov 10, 2011 05:16 PM
Peg Barcelo
Fluff My House! Home Staging Inc. 250.486.6369 - Summerland, BC
The FlufftasticStager from Summerland, BC

Sunshine Sally, wonderful post! I think everyone should be finding some way to remember and be thankful tomorrow, even if you can't go out. Thanx to both your dad and grandad!

Nov 10, 2011 05:16 PM
Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Fred - I bet your dad had lots of interesting stories to tell about the war.  I know my family told stories that would raise the hairs on the back of your neck.  My mum and aunt tell incredible stories about living in London during the bombing raids in WWII. 

Kim - Thanks so much, Kim, and I agree.  So many soldiers were so young, too. 

Peg - I agree - many provinces don't have the day off, but even to stop at 11am, have a moment of quiet and remember, is so important.

Valerie - 11:00am, 11/11/11.  Pretty amazing!  Unfortunately, it's pouring rain here this morning - you know, the torrential rain kind.  I hope spectators will bring their brollies!

Nov 11, 2011 03:37 AM
Malcolm Johnston
Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario - Trenton, ON
Trenton Real Estate

Hi Sally, I hope the weather wasn't bad enough to discourage people from getting out and showing their respect.

Nov 11, 2011 04:52 AM
Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Malcolm - I imagine there was a huge turn out for Remembrance Day in Trenton.  Standing outside in the rain to pay our respects is the very least we can do!

Nov 11, 2011 08:34 AM
Sharon Lord
Maracay Homes - Peoria, AZ
New Home Advisor

Sally - we met with clients today from Edmonton and Saskatoon; they were both wearing their poppies!

Nov 11, 2011 09:20 AM
Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Sharon - Oh, that's so neat!  Thanks for mentioning that!

Nov 11, 2011 09:26 AM
Kathy Burke
Sensational Home Staging~~Danville, CA - Danville, CA
S.F. East Bay Home Staging

Sally....very nice post!!  I too have a connection to this day....my father was on the beach in Normandy WWII.  Someday I hope to make it to that part of France!

Nov 11, 2011 03:56 PM
Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Kathy - Incredible!  I can't imagine what your father went through that day.  Normandy is beautiful and well worth the visit.

Nov 12, 2011 08:48 AM
Kristine Ginsberg
Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC - Short Hills, NJ
NJ Home Stager

Sally - Vancouver is so beautiful and what a wonderful tribute for Veterans in Canada. I love your collage - you can feel the excitement in the air as the planes passed over. How honorable that your both you father and grandfather served in the Great War and WWII in the Royal Navy! You must be so proud and what a family legacy!

Nov 13, 2011 01:24 PM
Joanna Cohlan
Fresh Eyes For Your Home - Chappaqua, NY
Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes

Sally, what a wonderful tribute to Veteran's Day - great photos.  I've been to Gallipoli and it was a terrible and tragic battle and your father and grandfather leave a heroic legacy for the next generation.

Nov 16, 2011 01:15 AM
Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Kristine - Morristown is equally beautiful - loved your photos the other day!  The sound of the planes flying overhead was quite stirring, too.  It's such an important day to remember.

Joanna - How fascinating that you actually visited Gallipoli.  I remember watching the movie, Gallipoli, with Mel Gibson and being overwhelmed with sadness. 

Nov 16, 2011 03:15 AM
Alicia Barrington
THE ORIGINAL HOUSTON HOME STAGING - Katy, TX
Houston Home Staging Presents Alicia Barrington

Howdy from Houston!

Well, I didn't man a mine-sweeper, but I have been known to mine a man-sweeper! <EG>

Hoping all is well in B.C.!

Nov 17, 2011 12:20 AM

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