It’s been said that we are a country under the control of Britain and the Queen. Not true.
It’s been said that we let people walk over us. Not true.
It’s been said that we are a socialist country. Not true.
It’s been said that we are a frozen country with no summer. Not true.
It’s been said that we did nothing during the world wars. Not true.
Our men and women in service took part in and helped win: Battle of the Atlantic (1939-1945) , Battle of Britain (1940) , The defense of Hong Kong (1941), The Dieppe Raid (1942) , The Italian Campaign (1943-1945) D-Day and the Battle of Normandy (1944).
In 1945, the Dutch royal family gifted thousands of tulip bulbs to Canada as a thank-you for safely sheltering its members during the war; and for liberating its citizens from Nazi occupation. This continues to this day.
It’s been said that we are a polite people and that is true. We don’t brag like some countries do. But we know what we did and still do in the effort toward world peace.
Today is Remembrance Day. Today I remember my country, my uncles who fought and died in service and the role we still play in world peace.
Don’t sell us short, friend.
My son, I am giving you this command in keeping with the prophecies once made about you, so that by recalling them you may fight the battle well. (From 1 Timothy 1:18, NIV)
Prayer- We honour our country in your name, Lord. Amen.