Throughout our history, members of the Sarnia Lambton Chamber of Commerce were often among the first to volunteer to serve in wars that have come to define the quality of life—and particularly the freedom—many of us have come to take for granted.

But as we approach Remembrance Day 2019, let us not forget the collective and individual sacrifice so many of those who were left behind—and those who returned with injuries sustained in those conflicts—have unselfishly made over those years.

Remembering is a powerful human emotion and one that takes but a moment to express, whether individually in our hearts or in a public ceremony of gratitude and solemnity.

However you choose to mark the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, we encourage you to think back on the sacrifices made and how the flow of time since has made us a richer community, country and society.

Bless those who sacrificed on our behalf and given us the freedom to remember their sacrifice.