Monday, November 2, 2009

This Month's Audio Story: "The War Mother"

This month's story, "The War Mother" by Nellie McClung, a well known Canadian author was written in 1917. It is just one story in a series that Nellie wrote to express how Canadian women felt during a time of war as they sent their husbands, sons and neighbours off to the war in Europe.

I have wanted to record this story for about three years now. Although it is much longer than most stories I put on the blog, it is in honour of all mothers who have sent their children off to war and in remembrance of all those men and women who have fought and died in wars. I urge you to listen to the story... perhaps while browing my blog or the Internet... I hope it touches your heart as it did mine when I first heard it. I believe you will find that it is 20+ minutes well spent.

On the 11th day of the 11th month at the 11th hour, we will honor and remember those men and women who have fought for our countries and say a quiet thank you for our freedom.

Lest We Forget...