Porte Photos’ Daily Quote: November 11, 2022

My mom, Irmelin, taught me the value of life.
Her own life was saved by my grandmother during World War II.

~ Leonardo DiCaprio
American – Actor Born: November 11, 1974

Porte Ponderings:

Today is Remembrance Day.

Go to your local Cenotaph or War Memorial to honour our Veterans.

Daily Quote: November 11, 2021

To live without Hope is to Cease to live.

~ Fyodor Dostoevsky
Russian – Novelist / November 11, 1821 – February 9, 1881

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

During COVID-19 restrictions many of the traditional Remembrance Day Services have been revised, altered or canceled. Strathroy is still under a state of emergency (even though all around us the state of emergency has been lifted – we’re waiting to see if there’s some money available for places still in the state of emergency).

Initially canceled, but after public outcry and the lifting of some restrictions there will be a service at the Cenotaph today at 10:30AM. No parade and the street will remain open on this 100th anniversary of the poppy.

Here’s a slide show of the last Remembrance Day Services held in 2019.

Daily Quote: November 11, 2020

The art of healing comes from nature,
not from the physician.
Therefore the physician must start from nature,
with an open mind.

~ Paracelsus (Swiss – Scientist November 11, 1493 – September 24, 1541)

Holidays and Celebrations:

What a difference a year makes. Last year Remembrance Day ceremonies were well attended despite snow falling. This year we are encouraged to Remember at home through social media events and there is a “fly over” scheduled for our town at about 11AM.