Recently, I've had opportunity to catch up with a number of great friends I made during my time in the army. This past weekend was also the first time I've attended a Remembrance Parade in the UK since leaving the Forces - the last I enjoyed during my service was technically not even in the UK but local to my final posting in Hameln, Germany. The sorts of reflections which arise around even a small ceremony allow me plenty to think about during the days both before and after the event itself.
In Canada, as in the UK, today might be celebrated as Remembrance Day, or more pointedly, Armistice Day, while our friends in the US are enjoying their own version and paying their respects to those who've delivered the ultimate sacrifice with Veterans' Day.
Please feel free to share what the day means to you or to your family.
I also invite you to join me in a moment of quiet reflection at 11:00 AM.