Remembrance Day is a significant day for a lot of people, and especially so for me, although most of you don’t know this, there is a strong military presence and influence in my family.
Every year, I attend a ceremony on November 11th to commemorate the sacrifices of the members of the armed foces and of civilians in times of war. This year, I had the opportunity to attend the Remembrance ceremony at the Vimy Ridge historic battle site in France. It was emotional. It was moving. And it was definitely more than memorable.
“One day every year, we pay special homage to those who died in service to their country. We remember these brave men and women for their courage and their devotion to ideals. We wear poppies, attend ceremonies, and visit memorials. For one brief moment of our life, we remember why we must work for peace every day of the year.”