Sunday, 8 November 2020

Time to reflect on what is important

While the malls and stores are all decorating for Christmas - and don't get me wrong, I LOVE to decorate for Christmas, my husband and I just completed a small tribute to what matters more to all of us. It doesn't take much - a package of red plastic plates and a roll of black shelf liner and some left over red mesh from our Christmas decorations. This little bit of labour was fueled by a whole lot of love, admiration and appreciation. Thank you all who serve.
In memory of my late father:
MWO C. Vernon Gay
WW II; Egypt; DND Headquarters

and my late father-in-law:
Cpl. C. Stewart Driscoll
WW II, Korea, Cyprus

and in appreciation of my son-in-law
Sgt. Kevin R. Dean (retired)
Golan Heights; Cyprus; Bosnia; Afghanistan

May we all take a moment this week, and particularly on Wednesday, to honour those who have served, and continue to serve, to keep us safe and free.  May their sacrifices never be forgotten.


  1. This is a lovely tribute...I too have decorated our front window with large poppies and hearts with a thank you message. Thank you to all who have served in the past and to those who continue to serve! Lest we forget...Alayne (in Winnipeg)

  2. As a Dutch person, who would not be here likely if not for the Canadian forces during WWII, this tribute really touches my heart.

  3. My husband is a vet and I love when folks remember that Veteran's Day is more than just a sales opportunity. Beautiful decorations!