Monday, November 12, 2012

Blog Guelph: Remembrance Day

Happy Monday!

I wasn't sure how to write about this, but here goes...

Yesterday I was downtown for the Remembrance Day Parade. It was the first time I had ever attended it. Partly because I am usually at work, and partly because I was never interested.

Perhaps, the problem is I never really understood Remembrance Day. Sure, I know what it means, and I know why we have a day to honour our soldiers, because we were always taught about it in school.

I think the problem is, I have never had to live in a time of war. If I feel this way now, how are my children going to feel in another ten or twenty years. And what about their children?

I am eternally grateful for everything our Canadian soldiers have done for us. I am gratefully for everything being Canadian means.

Yesterday, as I watched the veterans walk down Wyndam Street, I was filled with emotion. I wondered what they had seen in their lifetime, and felt grateful for everyone of them.

So here is my question... How do I make sure my children, and future generations feel everything I felt yesterday while I was watching the veterans march by?

Knowing what Remembrance Day represents is one thing, but being able to truly understand is another.

I hope that makes some sense to you.

See you all next week,


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