They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them
- Laurence Binyon
Today Canadians honour those that have fought and died in war and peacekeeping missions around the world. As you can see a lot of people gather at the Legislature.
There were a lot of people around dressed like this. My favourites were the Scottish regiments. There's almost nothing better than a man in a kilt. I didn't manage to snag a picture of one though so you'll just have to imagine how smart they looked.
This is our War Memorial at the Legislature. There were various hymns sung, two minutes of silence as well as cannon shots, wreath laying and the march past. An honour guard composed of the Army, Navy, Air Force and RCMP surrounded the Memorial. Usually we also have a fly past by the Air Force but today was overcast and wet.
This gentleman was laying wreaths for deceased fellow veterans. I was really happy to see so many families and young people down here. Almost everyone had a poppy on. It's so important to take time out of your day to remember those who died in order to keep us safe, so that we wouldn't have to fight.
A tradition that started a few years ago at the National War Memorial in Ottawa had people leaving their poppies on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. I was happy to see people leaving their poppies at our Memorial and I decided to do the same.