As it is November 11th, Remembrance Day today lets take a moment to remember all those men and women, past and present who fought for our countries to make the world a better place to live for us as well as our kids.
For my family we do this year round as we have a quite a number of family who have fought or lived through wars over the years. My grandpa was in the Navy, my brother-in-law was Army and my wifes grandpa was Army as well. We also have lots of friends who serve our great Country of Canada and we are so very proud of their sacrifice.
Like every year we attend or watch the services for remembrance day and this year we watched our Nations service on TV. We all sing our National Anthem and then sit in silence as we show our respect while watching the ceremony. After we talk and share how we remember and mom and me share stories of family who served. Not too much gets me emotional but days like today I shed a few tears with my kids as we share what remembrance day means to us.
If you ever want to teach your children what the wars are like listening to veterans is amazing. I wish I had asked more questions while my grandparents were still with us as well as my wifes. Canada has asked some of those questions to our veterans and put it all together in The Memory Project.
The Memory Project has gathered veterans to share their stories and is amazing to see. Surviving veterans can be booked to come speak at schools to share their stories which is amazing.
Please check out their site and listen to some of their stories. My wifes grandpa was part of it so I will share the link to his story of WW2.
So please today and all year-long remember all who have fought for us, even if you don’t agree with why. The military is a tough life and our troops deserve our love and respect.