Remembrance Day is an emotional celebration. In the days and weeks leading up to Remembrance Day, we look to the past and the people who have fought for our freedom. We are blessed to live in Canada, a nation that welcomes those from war-torn nations around the world. We send troops to their lands to do what we can to reestablish peace for countries torn apart by conflict. Our soldiers have marched the globe and not all of them have come back.
Today, I was privileged to attend a Remembrance Day service at my children’s school. Their gymnasium was filled with images of peace, hope and remembrance of the sacrifices our soldiers make. Both of my children were given the solemn task to lay wreaths for their classes on the cross erected for the service. Voices were raised in song and poem to commemorate the sacrifices. I am proud of all of the students who respectfully bowed their heads and added their two minutes of silence in the name of our freedom.
May they not have to make the same sacrifices. But if they choose to stand up and fight for our rights, beliefs and freedoms, may they do so with pride.
Thank you to all the brave soldiers who have fought in the name of Canada. The children at Woodland Heights saluted you today. And so do I.