Canada remains one of the best countries in the world in which to live. From its politics to its economy to its geography, this country has a tremendous amount to offer its citizens who are blessed with freedom, opportunity and a comparatively high standard of living. But much of what Canadians enjoy today is also owed to history, in particular the men and women who persevered through good and bad towards a future defined by creativity and commitment. This trait is especially evident in our military history which on the whole needs to be better understood to be appreciated.
“The truth is that we are a country made by war and composed in some important measure of warriors,” notes the preface in the Oxford Companion to Canadian Military History. Indeed, from the time of the First Nation empires through the Plains of Abraham, the War of 1812, South African War, the world wars, Korean War and the war in Afghanistan, the long and braided storyline of our military history runs through costly lessons learned as well as moments of unparalleled pride.
These words come to us from the Royal Canadian Legion, in a teaching package they provided in order to educate students on the history and importance of Remembrance Day.
I went through the document, and I am a huge supporter of those who have fought for our country, our freedoms, and to protect our land, or to protect others. Those who lived, those who died and those who were injured deserve our respect.
The Royal Canadian Legion is a non-profit Canadian ex-service organization (veterans organization) which was founded in 1925. Membership includes people who have served as current and former military, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, provincial and municipal police, direct relatives of members and also affiliated members.
Here is the link to the teaching package and I strongly recommend you go through it as I did and share it in order to help educate fellow Canadians about the role that the military played in the creation of this country and protecting and helping others.
We Will Never Forget.
- More Canadians to attend services this Remembrance Day: Survey (sunnewsnetwork.ca)
- Royal Canadian Legion’s Virtual Wall of Honour and Remembrance (canadafreepress.com)