Monday, November 11, 2013

Thank You

My grandfather was a solider in WWII. He left his home in Quebec at age 16 (with this parents' permission), to go serve in the army like his two older brothers. He lied about his age, pretending to be 18 and headed off to England. It was only there that they realized he had lied. Instead of sending him back to Canada, they put him in training until he was old enough. Finally, at age 19, he headed off to war.
Can you imagine? Still being a teenager and facing death every day? Watching everyone around you get hurt or die? Never knowing if you'll even ever come home?
Can you imagine being their parent? Their siblings? Their friends or spouse?
These brave men and women have served their countries in WWI, WWII and all the other wars that have unfortunately happened in this world. Today is that day we remember those we lost and those who have come back. We thank them for everything they have done for us, for their country.

Lest we forget.


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