The art by “J.M.” an unkown soldier from Canada, shows a desolate landscape somewhere in France or Belgium during World War I. Horses played an important role during the Great War, carrying messengers, pulling wagons of supplies and machinery.
This Remembrance Day, take some time to reflect on the sacrifices made by soldiers like J.M. who fought and suffered without recognition. It is because of their efforts that we are grateful to live in freedom.
Take the opportunity to attend a Remembrance Day ceremony and show your appreciation to these veterans.
There are parades and ceremonies throughout mid Vancouver Island on Monday, November 11th.
Remembrance Day 2013:
Ladysmith: Parade starts at 10:30 from Legion on 1st Avenue to Cenotaph (southbound lane of the Trans Canada Highway will be closed from 1st Avenue to Buller Street until 11:30 am.)
Lantzville: Parade begins at 10:45 a.m. down Lantzville Road to the Cenotaph.
Nanaimo: Parade begins at 10:30 a.m. along Church and Chapel Streets to the Cenotaph.
Parksville: Parade from the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 49 starts at 10:30 a.m. to Cenotaph near the corner of Craig Street and Jensen Avenue.