Everyday I am thankful that I live in a country that is free and wonderful. Everyday I am happy that we have such great neighbours to the south and that I live on a continent that has peace and freedom.
Everyday day there are little reminders.
Sometimes I see seniors in parades or at events wearing their medals with pride, survivors of war, surviors of time.
Almost everytime I go shopping I see men or women in fatigues, my usual grocery store is beside an armory. These men & women may never see battle and for this reason I am very thankful. I am thankful they have put themselves out there, they are brave souls.
Both my granfather & my uncle fought in wars. Both have since passed but I wonder .... I wonder so many things.
What they saw, how the felt, what they experienced.
A good friend, a work collegue lost his brother to war in 2008, a roadside bomb took his life and it still hurts me, I can't imagine the pain his family feels.. The incredible sadness still tugs at me and I had never met this young man, I had only heard about him from his brother, my friend.
Today, more than any other day, take a moment to remember.
Remember the ones that lost their lives, the ones that survived, the brave and the fearful, the military families, the men and women on deployment.
We may live in a peaceful country but I can't seem to wrap my head around the fact that war and battles are being fought everyday in this world. It's sad.
Today I remember my grandfather, my uncle, Robert Wilson and the thousands of others who fought, fight, lost their lives or live.
Thank You, thank you everyone. xo
Take a minute to read my Remembrance Day post from 2012.
Click HERE to see it.