Day of Remembrance
This last November was a month to remember. A special event on Remembrance Day was hosted by the 783 Calgary Wing, Royal Canadian Air Force Association in co-operation with the Royal Canadian Air Cadets. This event took place at the Genesis Centre with the participation of hundreds of devoted members from all over Calgary. Wreaths were placed with all due formality in honour of those who served in conflicts on behalf of the freedom and safety of our country, and our allies. Officials in the local squadrons voiced special tributes, while a bugler and bag-piper sounded from the upper mezzanine of the event centre.
Of particular note was an armed force member who brought home the idea that we should never forget the lives that were loss in battle, as well as those who returned home with battle scars, which they must carry with them for the rest of their lives. He said it is our duty to serve with our soldiers, even though it may be just to remember each year what they have and are doing for us today. For most of us, to serve will be to faithfully remember and recognize those who fought on our behalf and who will be protecting us in the future.
The event centre at Genesis was nearly filled with people who knew it was important to continue the legacy of remembrance. Although there were many venues honouring our soldiers throughout city, this event is a special one, because it took place where we live and in our own community. In a special way, we bring home the need to remember, even if we are not actively serving in the Canadian Armed Forces.
Board Member at the Genesis Centre, Past President of SRCA