In high school, Remembrance Day was a pseudo holiday. We would go in the morning, then attend an assembly. Usually we were done by noon and took the rest of the day off. That freedom came at a dear cost.
As time goes on, you learn the true meaning of Remembrance Day-and all it stands for.
A fitting tribute to the men and woman who went before us; who proudly fought overseas, never to return.
A fitting tribute to those who did return with lives and bodies forever altered.
A fitting tribute to the families of the gallant loved ones who served and perished; who served and returned.
A fitting tribute to those men and woman in our national, provincial, and local services who look out for and protect us.
A fitting day to attend a Remembrance Day Ceremony; to take quiet time and reflect on their memory and our extreme gratitude.
Lest we forget.