Friday, November 11, 2011

Poppy Day

Here in Canada today is Remembrance  Day, when we wear a poppy and pause at 11am and have a quiet moment to think of all the men and women in our Canadian Armed Forces that have fought for our freedom in the past and present. So I would like to say thank you to all of those people who fought in the past, and those who continue to make up our Armed Forces today. And I want to say a special thank you to a few men who I know very well:

This is a photo of my great uncles Don and Herb, and my grandfather, George. Two of them were in the Canadian Air Force and one in the Canadian Army. These men, among many others in my family served in the armed forces, during at least one war. It makes me so proud that I have so many family members who took part to create the safe and free country we know today. So thank you! Unfortunately my uncle Don is the only one of the brothers who is still here, and I was so happy that he was recently able to make the trip to celebrate our wedding, and say grace before our dinner. Thanks uncle Don! Miss you uncle Herb and Grandpa! I'm certainly thinking about you today.

p.s. I might have written this post through a few tears. Sometimes this day can be very moving!

1 comment:

  1. I love the name of this day. And I love the old picture. It is amazing that so many people are willing to risk their lives to make life better for the people they love!


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