I debated for a while whether or not to post today. Not because I didn’t have something to say, or things to share, but because I wasn’t sure if my words could do anything to show respect for this day. Remembrance Day has always been a special day for me. As a child, I grew up hearing the stories of my great grandfathers who fought for our country in World War I. When I forget to wear a poppy, I always feel like I’m not doing my part to say my small thanks for everything that has been done by all those who have sacrificed their time and often their lives to keep our countries free. Words really can’t express how important it is to me to know that the country I live in, though flawed, is free because of the service of others.
Remember today, wherever you are, whatever your background, whatever your future, that our world is made better by those who have previously and continuously put their lives on the line so that others can benefit. Wear your poppy, and hug your loved ones tighter. Be grateful for the freedoms that we have been given.