Remembrance Day more than a holiday

It is important that people recognize Remembrance Day, or Armistice Day for the true meaning it represents to all us.

Legion member Terry Olson was at the post office selling poppies last week.

It is important that people recognize Remembrance Day, or Armistice Day for the true meaning it represents to all us. Let us not simply treat it as just another holiday from work.

My dad was a veteran so I do appreciate the meaning and importance this day held for him and all the brave veterans as they reminisced about the hardships and sacrifices they endured so Canadians may enjoy the freedoms we have today. The courage, service and sacrifices made by veterans must never be forgotten.

I can vividly remember our community having a large contingent of veterans marching on Remembrance Days past with the strongest sense of pride imaginable. Like all communities, that contingent continues to dwindle year after year as our veterans and war heroes sadly pass on. Please take time on Remembrance Day to pay them the respect they so deserve.

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 210 does a fantastic job of organizing the ceremony and parade on Remembrance Day so we can gather to pay our respects.

“Lest we forget.”

Ross Forrest is the mayor of the Town of Lake Cowichan