In Gratitude

November 11, 2010 § Leave a comment

On this Remembrance Day, while I’m eternally grateful for the sacrifices and the courage of our Canadian Veterans, the current war in the Middle East is a fervent reminder that we should not just be honouring ALL those who fought, but also ALL those who are fighting right now.

And it’s not just soldiers who are fighting this war, civilians too are in the field.  Specialists and contractors who can’t find work in their hometowns are risking their lives to do jobs that make soldiers’ lives easier and to ensure their own families back home are provided for.

In a perfect world there would be no war.  No man would have to kill another for someone else’s political or religious agenda.  No man would have to leave his family and travel thousands of miles to work just so he can make a decent living.

But this is not a perfect world and I can only stand, with great humility, in awe of the sacrifices people are willing to make for one another and for their beliefs.

 

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