Morguard Apartments Honors Those Who Served
In America, it is called Veterans Day. In Canada and the rest of the Commonwealth of Nations, it is Remembrance Day. Whichever name is used, this special day is a chance to say a hearty thank you to those who have stood ready to bravely defend their homeland, as well as those who were asked to make the ultimate sacrifice.
In The United States, the holiday finds its beginnings in Armistice Day, a day of celebration of the peace brought by the armistice that ended hostilities in World War I. In the 1940s, an effort was led to broaden the scope of the holiday to honor all veterans, and by 1954, Veterans Day became the official name.
Remembrance Day, sometimes known as Poppy day, also has its origins in the end of World War I. As peace officially came to Europe “at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month,” Poppy Day is celebrated each year on November the 11th. The poppy has become an enduring symbol of Remembrance Day, after the poem, We Shall Keep the Faith by Moina Michael.
We cherish, too, the poppy red
That grows on fields where valor led;
It seems to signal to the skies
That blood of heroes never dies,
But lends a lustre to the red
Of the flower that blooms above the dead
In Flanders Fields.
We asked members of the Morguard family to share with us if they or their loved ones served in the armed forces so that we could thank them for all they risked and all they sacrificed. We honor these brave men and women, and we pay respect to those who fell in battle. Thank you Veterans.
Morguard’s Very Own Veterans