This year, November 11th takes on a different tone. Not only is it a day to remember those who currently serve in the Canadian Armed Forces at home and abroad, keeping peace, but those who have given the ultimate sacrifice. It is a day to remember the tragedy of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo’s death while guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier last month.
by D. Ross Campbell
They heard the call, they answered yes,
They proudly wore the battle dress,
For us who live they gave their all
That our great flag would never fall. Let us this day remember all
Who answered yes, who heard the call,
Who gallantly opposed the foe:
On them let us our praise bestow. They bravely died that we might live,
unselfishly their lives did give
For King and Country and all men,
That we might live in peace again. Let us with praise these men salute,
Let peace and love be our pursuit,
Let’s daily lead a life humane
That they will not have died in vain.