Sunday November 11, 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. In Canada, we don’t commemorate our triumph in war with parades and confetti and Air Force fly-overs and celebratory barbecues. Instead, we hold services of solemn remembrance for all those who served and struggled and gave their lives for the cause of justice. We remember what triumph truly cost, and we grieve that cost.
On Remembrance Sunday, a few weeks from today, we will have a special service of remembrance at St. George’s. We will remember the cost of wars - past and present - and honour those who have served in the cause of freedom. And we will remember especially any family members or family friends of our parish who served in the First World War.
If you have served in the Armed Forces and you’re planning to attend St. George’s on Nov. 11 instead of a civil observance, I’d like to invite you to take a special role in our service.
I’d also like to invite anyone whose family members or friends have served in the military to bring a photo or token of them to the service on that day.
More details will follow in the weeks to come.
God bless friends,