November 10, 2010


Thursday November 11th 2010 is Remembrance Day in Canada

It's a day where we reflect, remember and honour those who have lost their lives fighting for our country and for those still fighting for us.

Last year I found a book on our shelves about peace:

"In this moving picture book, award-winning collaborators Davide Cali and Serge Bloch present a fable for our time about two lonely soldiers facing each other across a barren battlefield. What each discovers, as the story unfolds, is that the enemy is not a faceless beast, but rather a real person with family, friends, and dreams"

I really loved this book, I brought it home for my 8 year old and we had quite an involved discussion about the book and what it means....I highly recommend this, -a great place to start a conversation about the topic.

We need to strive to keep the conversation going, the memories alive.


  1. In Canada, is Remembrance Day more about the Great War, or about wars and veterans in general? I live in the US, which observes Veterans Day, but I think of it as Armistice Day, myself. The Great War is to me war at its most basest: the destruction of lives and homes and the sheer stupidity of it all or is not not hidden by ideals and patriotism.

  2. I think it means different things to different people. For me, I reflect on lives lost in any war. I also think a lot about the sacrfices my grandfather and grandmother made during world war two. He was a hero and saved many many lives.

  3. I'll have to check on that book- I love to read those types of books to my daughter and discuss them (she's only 5 so we keep it basic). Looks like it might be a tear-jerker though (me, not her ;p)