Canadians recognize Remembrance Day, originally called Armistice Day, every 11 November at 11 a.m. It marks the end of hostilities during the First World War and an opportunity to recall all those who have served in the nation's defense.
Here are some quotes to help you pause and remember...
"In war, there are no unwounded soldiers."- Jose Narosky
"The dead soldier's silence sings our national anthem."
- Aaron Kilbourn
"But the freedom that they fought for, and the country grand they wrought for, is their monument today, and for aye."
- Thomas Dunn English
"And they who for their country die shall fill an honored grave, for glory lights the soldier's tomb, and beauty weeps the brave." - Joseph Drake
"Patriotism is not dying for one's country, it is living for one's country. And for humanity. Perhaps that is not as romantic, but it's better." - Agnes Macphail
"I am a Canadian, free to speak without fear, free to worship in my own way, free to stand for what I think right, free to oppose what I believe wrong, or free to choose those who shall govern my country. This heritage of freedom I pledge to uphold for myself and all mankind." - John Diefenbaker
"Whether we live together in confidence and cohesion; with more faith and pride in ourselves and less self-doubt and hesitation; strong in the conviction that the destiny of Canada is to unite, not divide; sharing in cooperation, not in separation or in conflict; respecting our past and welcoming our future." - Lester Pearson
"Canadian nationalism is a subtle, easily misunderstood but powerful reality, expressed in a way that is not state-directed—something like a beer commercial or the death of a significant Canadian figure." - Lester Pearson
"We only need to look at what we are really doing in the world and at home and we'll know what it is to be Canadian." - Adrienne Clarkson