I’ve said it before but it bears repeating. Somehow our current society goes straight from Halloween to Christmas and skips Remembrance Day and this is wrong.
This has bugged me for the last decade (as Halloween got a bigger hold here in Canada) and so I felt compelled to do my part. Which was to write about veterans and how their service impacted their lives and that of their families. I initially did 11 stories but subsequently added four more stories. Some with personal connections and some that have had a Ripple Effect. This “story” became more than just words and now we have friends in Liverpool.
I then put them all onto a page in my blog called called Acts of Remembrance. I’d appreciate it if, in the next 11 days, my readers took a few minutes and browsed these stories. I hope it triggers in you the same response it does in me; a deep seated gratitude that they risked their lives and in some cases made the ultimate sacrifice. I hope it inspires you to learn family stories or follow links through social media to learn more than just the headline. I hope it reaches into your heart so you will think “and in the setting of the sun we shall remember them”.