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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Je Me Souviens ... Lest We Forget.

As the 11th hour of the eleventh month, on the eleventh day passed, many of us stopped to celebrate the 92nd Anniversary of Armistice Day.

And despite the fact that this is a Blog dedicated to written stories of the Montreal Canadiens; today Bleu, Blanc, Rouge pauses to reflect on the most important men to live - and die -  in our history.

Sacrifice is a small word that can never fully encompass the meaning of everything that was done by our forefathers. WW1, WW2, the Korean War, Vietnam, Bosnia, Afghanistan. These are all Theaters of War in which many of our family, friends, and Brothers in Arms  have served. Let's take time today - not just at the eleventh hour - to pour over what has been done to secure our freedom and our way of life.

Drawing back to the Montreal Canadiens, let us all ponder the quote that hangs in the dressing room of our beloved hockey team. A quote taken directly from the verse of Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae's illustrious poem "In Flanders Fields" :

"To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high."

Je Me Souviens.

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