Today is Remembrance Day in Canada, it is our day to remember those who have served their country and those who have given their lives in that service. The number of living World War vets is getting smaller and smaller each year. There are no longer vet from World War I, and World War II vets are in their late 80’s, 90’s and 100’s.
On one hand it is a great thing that we are not sending our youth, our future off to war as often. On the other hand most people have no idea what that was like, the pride, the fear and the sacrifice that our parent, grandparents and great grandparents made. They did this so that we could live the life of freedom and choice.
So we wear our poppies, and we pause for 1 minute on the 11 hour of the 11 day of the 11 month each year. To remember! “Lest we Forget”
I give my personal thank to my uncles and grandfathers who served. My parents was too young to serve but they lived through World War II, their siblings and fathers at war. So very different than what most people experience today.
Who do you remember?