Poppies, a parade and taking the time to remember

Preparing to honour veterans during the Remembrance Day ceremony at the lake

As we once again prepare to honour veterans during the Remembrance Day ceremony at the lake, we invite readers to check out the Remembrance Day pages in today’s paper. While Remembrance Day will always be a show of respect for all veterans, we wanted to acknowledge some of the local veterans who call our communities their home.

We wanted to put a face and story behind some of these local veterans and to tell about what life was like around the lake during the war years.

For most, Remembrance Day won’t be about remembering personal experiences of war, but what they have been told about wars of the past. This section is all about local people who lived part of that past and the stories of what their lives were like at that time.

This Remembrance Day might only be a holiday —a day off from regular routine — but it is far more than that. This is our once-a-year opportunity to pay respect and honour those who sacrificed years of their lives, and in many cases their lives, so that we can enjoy the life we have today.

During the course of the year there are many events and parades here at the lake as we celebrate the good life we have come to enjoy. This is the event and parade of the year where we recognize the people who made all of that possible.

So, wear a poppy, enjoy the parade and attend the Remembrance Day Ceremony at the Cowichan Lake cenotaph in Central Park on Sunday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. at the cenotaph in Central Park. Take the time to remember, it is the least we can do.



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