It is Remembrance Day today in Canada and many other countries. One of the greatest things about living in Canada is that we have been spared the ravages of war and armed conflict. There hasn’t been a domestic war here since the War of 1812 and all armed conflicts pretty much ended by the 20th century.
But many Canadians have come from places where conflict has decimated their homeland. Many Canadians have also fought in foreign wars and conflicts, from the Boer and Crimean Wars, to World Wars 1 and 2, to more recent conflicts in the Korea and Afghanistan.
My great-grandfather fought in World War 1.
The military handed out postcards to soldiers for free as part of the field service program. The postcard was given to my great-grandfather while he was stationed at a Canadian camp in England, Witley Camp.
My great-grandfather collected postcards too, so he saved this one and never sent it. So the back is blank:
This post is a small token of the immense gratitude we have for the men and women who sacrificed for their country or who died in armed conflict. Lest we forget.