November 11th in Canada is Rememberance Day. A day for us all to stop, pause and remember those who fought for our freedoms. At the 11th hour fo the 11th day of the 11th month Canadians pause to remember those who fought in wars and in many cases gave up their lives for us. This is done to commemmorate the official end of World War 1, after the armistice was signed on the 11th day of the 11th month at the 11th hour in 1918.
Since that time we still continue to have wars and soldiers continue to fight. I know that even in my community we have lost some young soldiers to the recent war in Afghanistan.
Personally on this day I remember my grandparents, who passed away when I was growing up. My grandparents met during World War II. I think back to how things must have been back then and everything they went through. I am thankful that they made it through everything because without them well, I would not be here. My grandmother was a huge inspiration to me and her favorite saying was "Can't Never did anything". I was a heartbroken nine year old when she passed away, as was my grandfather who slowly declined over next couple years until he too passed.
I admire the courage and determination of those who have been involved in war and am Thankful for our freedoms. Whether we agree with the war or not, knowing that this has been a toucy subject, the families who have been directly involved with these wars have lost members of their family and for that at least, we can stop, pause and remember.