On November 11th each year
communities across Canada gather at local Cenotaphs
people take a moment where they live, work, go to school
Remember the sacrifice of those
who have served, suffered, died on lands far away
who have served, suffered, died here at home
that we might live.
And we uphold in our remembrances
the men and women who serve today
on our behalf as part of the Canadian operations
and peacekeeping forces at home and around the world:
… Operation Artemis: Arabian Sea
… Operation Attention: Afghanistan
… Operation Calumet: Sinai Peninsula of Egypt
… Operation Crocodile: Democratic Republic of the Congo
… Operation Foundation: Tampa
… Operation Gladius: Golan Heights
… Operation Hamlet: Haiti
… Operation Jade: Middle East
… Operation Kobold: Kosovo
… Operation Proteus: Jerusalem
… Operation Saturn: Darfur
… Operation Serval: Mali
… Operation Snowgoose: Cyprus
… Operation Soprano: Republic of South Sudan
Thank you all who have served.
Thank you all who are now serving.
Than you to those who are about to serve.
We are grateful.
We will not forget.
Photo taken at the Remembrance Day ceremony in Duncan,
Text & Photo
© june maffin