Thursday, 10 November 2011

Veteran's Week 2011

It is that time of the year again, when Canadians all over the globe take time to say thank you to all of the brave men and woman who have served time in our Armed Forces. Below is some information taken from the Veterans Affairs Canada website: please visit it for more information.

Make remembrance more than something you feel. Make it something you do.

Each year, from November 5 to 11, Canadians join together to celebrate Veterans’ Week - this year is no different.

During this week, hundreds of commemorative ceremonies and events will take place across the country to recognize the achievements of our Veterans and honour those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

This Veterans’ Week, take the remembrance challenge. There are many ways to show that you remember and honour our Veterans:

1) Pin a poppy above your heart.
2) Attend the local Remembrance Day ceremony.
3) Talk to a friend or relative who has just returned home from Afghanistan or who served in  other areas of conflict.
4) Listen to Veterans talk about their experiences.
5) Create a mashup and share it on the YouTube Channel
6) Visit the Veterans Affairs Canada Facebook fan page, write on our wall and share how you remember.
7) Follow Veterans Affairs Canada on Twitter and tweet about how you remember
8) Change your Facebook profile picture to a poppy.
9) Blog, tweet or update your Facebook status about the importance of remembrance.

Above all, we must vow never to forget. However you choose to remember, be sure to share with everyone you know. Together, it is our duty to pass on the legacy and keep the memories of our Canadian Veterans alive.

Here is a link to the article I posted last year, it has some great info about our local veterans:

Info about Fort McMurray's Remembrance Day Ceremony:
Starting at 9am local activities/ceremony will be taking place in the Field House within MacDonald Island.

For more information please contact MacDonald Island Park: 780.791.0070

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