Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Most of us can't imagine
Today being Rememberance Day in Canada and Veteran's Day in the United States, it's important that we take stock of just how lucky we are and why we have such luck.
In light of the recent economic crisis, so much attention has been focused on finance, business fundamentals, and scraping by that many of us have been nearly 100% focused - on us.
Hence the title of today's blog - most of us can't imagine. I have a 13 month old son at home, and I can't imagine leaving him or my wife as I head off to war, yet that is what so many of our veterans have had to do, and so many of our soldiers are doing right now to protect the rest of us from having to make such sacrifices.
Unbeleivably, my grandfather was one of 5 brothers who went to war, and luckily enough, all 5 returned. Can you imagine how his parents felt?
We live in a time where bugets are tight compared to what they were 14 months ago. Big deal. Most of us are so lucky that we don't know the price of ultimate sacrifice. It is important though, that lucky as we are, we are not naive to this fact. People you will never hear of died to help provide the freedom that we enjoy.
This post is not written for us to feel guilty; rather to feel loved by our veterans and our current soldiers who ensure we have the kind of life that we can go about our business and pursue our dreams rather than fear for tomorrow.
Make the most of your life to ensure their sacrifices are not in vain, and when you see a veteran or a soldier decked out - we can all take a few steps out of the way to meet them and thank them. We owe them at least that.
Thank you troops!