Remembrance Day 2018Published on November 10, 2018
After having spent 23 years serving in the Canadian Army, Remembrance Day has always held a special meaning for me.
It's a time to remember the sacrifices of generations of Canadians who fought for our country, including colleagues of mine.
This year is a particularly special year.
Sunday, November 11th, 2018 will mark the 100 year anniversary of the end of the Great War.
Canada joined the war as a colony of the British Empire, but, arguably, we ended the war as an independent nation.
Our robust contribution to the war effort, and the incredible prowess demonstrated by the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) earned Canada the right to sign the peace treaty as an independent nation.
The CEF smashed through Vimy Ridge when nobody else could, and during the last 100 days of the war, defeated 47 German divisions.