Remembrance Day

At the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, Canadians celebrate Remembrance Day, a day dedicated to commemorating those who died in combat for this country. I took a break from commenting on my students’ essay proposals to accompany Alan to Queen’s Park and check out the celebrations there. We’ve been there in previous years to watch the cannons fire their salute but this is the first time went to the ceremony at the memorial on the north side of the park. The event was quite touching and as in most commemorations to do with war, the importance of preserving peace was the main focus of all the eulogies and speeches. I took many pictures and recorded a few videos, and as soon as I finish processing those, I’ll post them here.

Remembrance day

Author: guerson

Born and raised in Brazil, a Canadian stole my heart and took me to Canada in 1999. After seven years between Montreal and Toronto, we then moved to Barcelona, Spain, where I did research for my PhD thesis. This blog began as a chronicle of our adventures while living in Barcelona and exploring the old world and has acquired a life of its own after we moved back to Canada.

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