I was fortunate enough yesterday to attend a Remembrance Day Ceremony put on by Delta Secondary School. I am always amazed at how the stories from World War I & II tear at my heartstrings despite, thankfully, never having lived through a World War. It is for my freedom and the blessed life that I have that it is so important that we take time on the the 11th day of the 11th month to remember. To remember the men and women who sacrificed for all of us, who lost their lives and lived through unimagined horrors – horrors that those of us of the younger generations will hopefully never have to live through. Yesterday’s service was done by kids younger than myself, but even though we didn’t hear from a veteran, they successfully brought the stories of the World Wars to live in my imagination. It was very sobering. They did an outstanding job!
As I reflect this year and realize that all around me it is the younger generations that are now telling the story, it hits me that part of the sad reality of this is that we are losing are veterans to old age, but I marvel at the beauty that those who did not live through the World Wars understand the importance of the stories and continue to tell them.
I am incredibly proud to know that today my little brother, Petey, is actually a dignitary at a Remembrance Day Ceremony laying down a wreath in memory of those veterans that we have lost. I am equally as proud to see that one of my dear friends, Tony Towstego, has directed and produced his third documentary in tribute to Remembrance Day – Canada Remembers. This documentary airs tonight on Vision TV at 8 pm PST and then again on Thursday November 13that 10 pm PST. I look forward to watching and hearing the voices of the veterans.
Take a few minutes to stop and remember at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.
Love and peace to you all,