Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Remember...

I grew up attending a Remembrance Day service almost every year. My grandpa was a veteran and I think it was one of the things my family did to show respect for him and all the other Canadians who fought in the wars.

I haven't been to a service for years now. In fact, today I could hardly drag my sorry butt off the couch for more that 10 minutes at a time. (Which makes me think that something is seriously wrong with me. Because it's not like I was sick or anything.)

A day to honor those that gave up the safety of their homes to fight, and all I can do is lie on my couch. Pathetic, eh?

So, here's to those who fought.

Along the same line of thought.

What are your thoughts about referring to those who are currently fighting overseas as "fighting for our freedom"?

Just curious.

1 comment:

jon said...

i don't like it. i don't get it. i can't get up for it. it doesn't make any sense and it doesn't ring true.

this sunday the guy doing the remembrance bit at our church didn't say that line but talked about these normal guys and ladies(not heroic individuals but normal people) who did the very best they could even though the world was a mess and there was no sure victory. they gave all they could for the sake of the hope of ending an awful situation. i can admire that, and yet simultaneously grieve the wars, when it is put that way.