As is my tradition, I won’t be doing a post this Remembrance Day. I will be at home remembering a man I never met: my friend’s grandfather, who was a Filipino soldier who escaped from the Martsa ng Kamatayan sa Bataan (Bataan Death March). He served in the army in his country with pride and went through a living hell that didn’t magically end when the war was officially over. I will also be remembering the countless men on my mother’s side of the family who served in almost every single one of the wars Canada has participated in. And of course I will take time to reflect on the countless men and women who were and still are affected by war.
So instead of spending today here on my blog or elsewhere on the internet, please take some time to reflect on what Remembrance Day means to you.