Yes, indeed Canada was there in the First World War. Because we were under the Dominion of the British Empire we were automatically involved. But the very next day the Canadian Governor General officially declared war on Germany. Almost 61,000 Canadians were killed during the war, and another 172,000 were wounded. Two of the most famous battles Canadians fought in were the Battle of Vimy Ridge and the Battle of Passchendaele.
In the Second World War, more than 1.1 million Canadians served in the Canadian Army, Royal Canadian Navy, Royal Canadian Air Force, and in forces across the Commonwealth. More than 44,000 lost their lives and 54,000 were wounded.
Today we take time to remember them in prayer and a minute’s silence at 11 am… and to pray that such a thing never happens again. Meanwhile, we can walk in the personal peace Jesus offers us.
While they were still talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them “Peace be with you.”(Luke 24, 36, NIV)
Prayer- Lord when everything around us falls apart, help us stay in your peace. Amen.
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