We Canadians will be celebrating Remembrance Day on November 11th. As I get older, I realize what a special day it is and should be for all of us.
I guess the fact that this year we have Canadians fighting and dying, almost daily, in Afghanistan really brings it home to me. I'm not sure how I feel about the war but I can say this - I am so enormously proud of and grateful to our fighting men and women.
I always wear the poppy but this year I feel so very different about it. I wear it with so much pride - it's almost like it's some kind of badge. It reminds me that the freedom I enjoy does not come free.