Remembrance Day

Old Nov 11, 10, 2:59 pm
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Remembrance Day

I have never been on a flight on Remembrance Day, so Iím not sure if this is always done. But on my flight today MEX-YUL, the flight crew asked for a couple of minutes of silence at 11am. Nice touch.

Lest we forget.
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Old Nov 11, 10, 10:15 pm
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I recently returned from ICN and toured the Korean War Memorial and noted the Canadian soliders who lost their lives in that conflict. A wreath with the Canadian flag was in front of the brass plaque with the name of the who soldiers who died and it was a quiet, solemn moment in the middle of a bustling city.
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I visited two of the essentially forgotten graveyards of Canadians who were killed while defending Hong Kong in WWII. Very tranquil resting places in an otherwise over-energized city.
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Old Nov 12, 10, 5:12 am
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Originally Posted by Shredder View Post
I have never been on a flight on Remembrance Day, so Iím not sure if this is always done. But on my flight today MEX-YUL, the flight crew asked for a couple of minutes of silence at 11am. Nice touch.

Lest we forget.
That is a very nice touch. Here in TO they apparently paused all subway service for two minutes at 11am as a mark of respect.

I was thinking of my Grandpa a lot yesterday. He just turned 90 this year and he served in World War II, going on to become an AC pilot flying the Viscount, DC-8 and occasionally the DC-9. He retired to Kelowna in the mid 1970s and my mother and her mom had a falling out when I was quite yong, not getting back in touch until my teenage years. My Grandpa's a fascinating man and I'm grateful to have gotten to know him again in my adult life on the few trips I've been able to make out to the Okanagan.
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Old Nov 12, 10, 7:08 am
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I was at Juno Beach in Normandy two weeks ago. Very emotional afternoon.

I spend yesterday morning in my office surrounded by military memorabilia given by relatives who served in WWII. I especially cherish the Memorial Cross (Silver Cross) awarded to my grandmother after the death of her son (my uncle) on the battlefield.

Je me souviens. !

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Old Nov 12, 10, 7:10 am
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Originally Posted by Tuneman1984 View Post
That is a very nice touch. Here in TO they apparently paused all subway service for two minutes at 11am as a mark of respect.
All subways, streetcars, and buses stopped for two minutes (as long as they were in a safe location). Nice touch.
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Old Nov 12, 10, 8:14 am
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I was on an AC flight a couple of years ago. I'll always remember the message from the cockpit:
This is the 11th minute of the 11th day of the 11th month. Please observe a minute of silence. But we in the cockpit will continue working, so don't worry.
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Out of respect for veterans, my sons school did not take Remembrance day off yesterday, and did a ceremony. Traffic was clear like it was a stat holiday.. I imagine airport traffic was light.
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