Thursday, November 11, 2010
Today, Canadians across the world will be honouring those who fought for the freedoms we enjoy.
On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, Canadians pause for two minutes of silence to remember the men and women who left behind their loved ones to join in the fight for freedom.
The day marks the end of the First World War on Nov. 11, 1918 – the war to end all wars, which of course did not happen.
So on Nov. 11, we also remember men and women who fought in the Second World War, Korea and those still fighting in Afghanistan.
Remembrance Day should not be political. Whether you believe in Canada’s role in Afghanistan or not, Nov. 11 should be a day of thanks. Thanks to the people who thought of others before themselves; thanks to their families for sharing their loved ones with others; and thanks to people who stand up to bullies.
Thank you, veterans – Canadian and otherwise – for fighting to ensure we can speak out for what we believe.
A Special Thanks
I received a phone called from a woman from The Source, and not the Sources book, a contact resource for journalists, which I asked when she called.
No, this was an employee from The Source, the electronic store, who noticed a weird order placed on my credit card and who was kind enough to call not only my house, but my work, to question the more than $300 worth of Playstation equipment charged to my credit card.
Thank you to the employee from The Source, whose name I didn’t catch, for being so diligent and saving me a lot of time, grief and money.
The babe was sick last week, hence the long absence from my blog.
We went straight to emerg when his fever hit 102, his body going into seizures with projectile vomiting and a little boy who really wasn’t with us.
He is only now getting back to normal.
Thank you to our wonderful daycare providers and the doctors and nurses at Markham Stouffville Hospital. Again.