Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Residents, family and friends gathered at Luther Village for the annual Remembrance Day Service on Saturday November 11. Over two hundred people were in attendance to remember and pay tribute to the veterans who call Luther Village home. Veterans were honored and thanked for their service. The ceremony included readings, prayers, and music – that involved both residents and friends leading various aspects of the service.
There was a special focus on peacekeeping and how each one of us has a responsibility to be an instrument of peace in our community, country and the world. Our chaplain, Rick Tozer, shared:
“We come to this room today to remember the sacrifices of those who fought for our freedom. They sacrificed so much. We remember their sacrifice and thank them for their service. We also take a few moments to consider how we can be instruments of peace. May there be a renewed determination within each one of us to lend a helping hand, offer an encouraging word, and serve our communities for the greater good.”
There were special written greetings from The Honourable Seamus O’Reagan, the Minster of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defense. Martin’s Restaurant offered a special Remembrance Day lunch for families and friends. A few plans are already underway for next year’s gathering.