For many, this coming Monday marks an extra holiday on our calendars. A day to sleep in and relax. For others, it's a day we give thanks. A day we will never forget - Remembrance Day. [caption id="attachment_2734" align="aligncenter" width="456"] Red Crochet Poppy by Dark Kitty Crafts[/caption] As a child, my mom impressed on me and my little brother the importance of being grateful. Men and women died for the values and belief systems we eat, sleep, and breathe. They gave up everything they knew to endure hardships beyond comprehension so future generations wouldn't have to. They sacrificed in ways that we will never have to and as a result, we should always be thankful. [caption id="attachment_2735" align="aligncenter" width="456"] 1943 WWII Belmont Radio Advertisment by My Papered Past[/caption] We would attend memorial events in the city, stand in silence thinking about family and the sadness that shrouded the world, and I'll admit, I always looked forward to the bagpipe brigade and their wild sounds. As a former girl guide, I was highly active in many community events, fundraisers, poppy drives. I've put in the time and when I have children, I will be as equally active and participant in imparting that need for giving thanks and to be grateful. Do you have a favorite memory about Remembrance Day? Do you attend a community event? Share your story in the comments below. 'Lest We Forget - Remembrance Day' by LanaBetty For many, this monday marks an extra statutory holiday. To others, this is a day we give thanks. Thanks to our mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, and grandparents for their actions which made the world we live in now. We are forever grateful.
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