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November 9

We begin our prayers and reflections, In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

This weekend brings Remembrance Day. It is a day to say, "thank you" by remembering all those who have served and are currently serving in the Canadian Armed Forces. During the first half of the 20th century, 1.5 million Canadians were called upon to defend peace and freedom. We are truly grateful to those who worked hard and even sacrificed their lives to make Canada a safe and free country.  On Remembrance day we pray for peace, peace makers and peace keepers!

As we listen to this reflection of remembrance, think of ways we can be people who let the light of peace shine in our lives and our world.

We Shall Keep the Faith - by Moina Michael, November 1918

O you who sleep in Flanders Fields,

Sleep sweet - to rise anew!

We caught the torch you threw

And holding high, we keep the Faith

With All who died.

We cherish, too, the poppy red

That grows on fields where valor led;

It seems to signal to the skies

That blood of heroes never dies,

But lends a lustre to the red

Of the flower that blooms above the dead

In Flanders Fields.

And now the Torch and Poppy Red

We wear in honor of our dead.

Fear not that ye have died for naught;

We'll teach the lesson that ye wrought

In Flanders Fields.​

Now we move to our day in peace and in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.