Lest We Forget

//Lest We Forget

This Sunday is November 11th, Remembrance Day. From all of us at St. Louis Adult Learning & Continuing Education Centres, please take a moment to observe this important day.

The Remembrance Day Ceremony has played a major role in Remembrance since 1931. Every year, at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, we gather in memorial parks, community halls, workplaces, schools and homes to stand in honour of all who have fallen. Together, Canadians observe a moment of silence to mark the sacrifice of the many who have fallen in the service of their country, and to acknowledge the courage of those who still serve.

This November 11th at the going down of the sun, communities across Canada will mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War with the ringing of 100 bells. Churches throughout the cities all across the country will ring their bells simultaneously. The Bells of Peace marks the occasion 100 years ago, when church bells across Canada rang out to share the news: the First World War was over. As bells toll to remember the 650,000 who served, close to 66,000 killed, and more than 172,000 wounded, many communities will also commemorate the local people and events that link their community to the Great War. A soundwave of bells across the nation will help tell a historical journey: Canada’s service and sacrifice during the First World War.

Remembrance

They shall not grow 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.
We will remember them.

From all of us at St. Louis, you are invited to remember our own history and our role for the future. From the words of a song written by Vince Gill, Let There Be Peace on Earth:

Let there be peace on earth
And let it begin with me
Let There Be Peace on Earth
The peace that was meant to be

With God as our Father
Brothers all are we,
Let me walk with my brother
In perfect harmony.

Let peace begin with me
Let this be the moment now.

With ev’ry step I take
Let this be my solemn vow
To take each moment and live
Each moment in peace eternally
Let there be peace on earth
And let it begin with me

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