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Putting Up the Lights on Remembrance Day

The power of family tradition.

photo: courtesy of author

November 11, in Canada, is Remembrance Day. It’s a day I go to the local cenotaph (war memorial), hear bagpipes — which I so love — and see veterans. On the walk home, a small plane formation always flies overhead.

It is also the day on which my family puts up our Christmas lights.

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Alison Acheson

Alison Acheson

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My latest book is a memoir, Dance Me to the End: Ten Months and Ten Days With ALS. My newsletter is on Substack: THE UNSCHOOL FOR WRITERS.