Remembrance Day is coming up, and for some people it’s something they look forward to. It’s a day where they get to remember and honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our rights and freedom.
Some people might look at this day like it’s just another ordinary day, and that’s where this question would come up… does Remembrance Day still mean something to people? The answer to that is yes.
Zone commander of the London Royal Canadian Legion Casper Koevoets is originally from Holland and has been in Canada for over 50 years.
“Remembrance Day means a lot to me and it always has. I was only born after world war II but, my parents drilled it into my head at a very young age that it is important to remember the ones who fought for our rights and freedom, and that it was also important to be thankful for the peace that we have here today because we probably wouldn’t have any if the men and women hadn’t volunteered and put their life on the line.”
When the question was asked to other Londoners the most consistent answer was
“without a doubt, it is important because we would not be where we are at today without all the courage the men and women had to go fight and put their life on the line for ours.”
This year will mark the 100th year since world war I ended. It was on the 11th month, the 11th day, on the 11th hour where it all came to an end. Many lives were claimed due to this ruthless and hard-fought battle. It seems like no one will be forgetting what those men and women did for our country anytime soon.
He is Zone Commander Casper Koevoets on what remembrance day means to him