One week from today is Remembrance Day, Armistice Day and/or Veterans Day depending on where you live. The sentiment of all are the same, however.
"They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old.
Age shall not weary then, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them."
— For the Fallen, Robert Laurence Binyon, The Times, September, 1914
On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month thoughts and prayers are centred around the brave men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms. There will be solemn services in communities across the country, at cenotaphs, memorials and churches.
Until that time, we wear a poppy as a united display of gratitude and of our commitment to never forget. We will consider at times the loss of loved ones and the blessings that their valiant fight have given us.
And we will feel pride for the country in which we live, knowing that we are fortunate to be in a nation that values democracy.
As we will spend moments over the course of the next week in contemplation of the significance of this event, here is a wonderful collection of Nov. 11-themed images from Animation Factory