Lest We Forget

Remembrance Day in Canada always holds a place in my heart. I’m thankful for the people who fought for our country (and others). I’m also thankful for my family and friends who have fought for us (an other countries).

My brother’s been deployed and continues to serve in the Canadian military. He/we also have a number of friends who are in the military; leaving their families for deployment, training or education. I always take time to think about them and not only what they have done but what their whole families have gone through. Those families that stay behind while their spouse goes off still must keep moving forward.

Leaving for Afghanistan

I have a love-hate relationship with this photo. The pride in my brother’s face as he stands with our parents, about to leave for the unknown amount of time. My parents who are just holding it together, even though my father looks completely devastated and my Mom just being their for her only son. Families sacrifice while their loved ones leave.

So today, I will remember those in the past, in the present and in the future, thank you for serving our county. And thank you to those families as well.

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Remembrance….

Today I will be thinking of those who fought for our country (and other countries too).

I will be thinking about their families as they were left behind to keep moving forward.

I will be thinking about my brother and many friends in the Canadian Military.

Leaving for Afghanistan

A sad day for my family when my brother left for Afghanistan in 2009. It’s written all over my parent’s faces.

I will be thinking of the two solders who were killed recently in Canada and their families.

So, for those who serve or have served in the past – Thank you.

Returning to Canada

A happy day for my family – his safe return in 2010.

Lest We Forget.

 

 

Remembering those …

November 11th has always been a day of Remembrance for us. For those who have fought for our Country (and other countries too).

My brother’s in the Canadian military along with many close friends, not a career I could have chosen that’s for sure. I have great respect for those who are in the military and their families. There wives or husbands who run the house by themselves, their children who miss out on having two parents around, their parents for the worry of their son or daughter not coming home.

This by far was the worst day for my family:

Leaving for Afghanistan

Leaving for Afghanistan

If the picture was bigger you’d see the sadness on my father’s face, the braveness in my brother’s and the hope in my mother’s face. His wife, not pictured here was holding it together somehow. I was unable to be at the airport this day and am thankful for that – I would have been a sobbing mess.

However, we were able to have this moment upon his return

Returning to Canada

Returning to Canada

Such a happy day for our family.

Today, I remember those who lost their lives, their families, their time.

So many years of people fighting for their country, so many war’s, so many losses.

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Lets We Forget.