Several weeks ago I welcomed holocaust survivor Eva Schloss (Anne Frank’s stepsister and childhood friend) to Guelph. The Beth Isaiah Synagogue had sponsored her visit to Guelph as part of her book tour – Eva’s Story: A Survivor’s Tale by the Stepsister of Anne Frank.
It was standing room only for the event.
I was not able to stay to hear her speak about her experience at Auschwitz. However, I was given a copy of her book and committed to reading it – which I have.
We have much to remember.
In Guelph, we have many opportunities to pause and – in the words of Wounded Warriors Canada – honour the fallen and help the living. Bob McKay and his team at Woodlawn Bowl did that in a big way last Saturday raising $47,000 for Wounded Warriors Canada.
You can find information about some of the ways we pause to remember in Guelph at guelph.ca on the webpage Guelph Remembers – Remembrance Day 2013.
I will be participating in several events including the Pre-Remembrance Day Dinner, the services at McCrae House, the IODE monument and the Sleeman Centre, as well as the parade.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.