Where does your mind go when you see the Poppy? Do you wear a poppy on your jacket in November?
Remembrance Day is commemorated on November 11th each year and marks the end of World War I in 1918. The armistice took effect at eleven o'clock in the morning - the "eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month."
November is the month that we honour the military personnel who have defended both our borders and other international borders. I know some who have been part of both Canadian and US military and I want to thank them for their service.
How do we align our mission initiative “Pursue Peace on Earth” with the need to have a military that is here in Canada and operates through the world when asked? Canada has been known to participate with the UN in peacekeeping operations. The Canadian military has been called upon in the last 2 years to assist the health care teams “fighting” COVID - 19. They have gone into care homes and hospitals. They have established care places in school gyms and warehouses and helped the health care system any way they could.
Many people have benefited with getting education paid through the military and all they have to give is time as an active military member.
Approximately 118 Canadians were serving in peace operations as of 31 August 2021 (58 in UN missions).
Pause for a moment when you see a Poppy and remember that we have our freedom of religion and speech and live a more peaceful existence than most.
Lest We Forget
Yours in Christ,
Gwyn, Kat, and Shannon
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