Today is remembrance day. I cannot even begin to think about what it was and what it is like to be a soldier. Today I think about each individual who has been lost at war and every person who has survived war. I don't know what that is like. I have endured stress, loss, trauma but there is no way I can compare those to war. What I do know is that as we take a day away from work and school in honour of the fallen, there is disaster, corruption, fear, loss occurring in the most evil ways to people just like us in foreign countries every day. We are able to make choices every day when those people can't, we are able to walk or drive wherever we want, whenever we want when those people can't and this is because our country and our freedom has been defended in the highest honour. People have given the ultimate sacrifice for us to allow us to live our lives the way we want.
To those who have fallen and who live on, thank you. We are forever in your debt.
Everyone is connected to war in some way. We each have a family member or a friend or a family member of a friend who has fought in war. Today I also remember my grandpa George Eric Ingram who has told me so many stories of his time in Europe serving with the British Navy. I miss him everyday and I am so lucky to have been a part of his life until his last days with us. I just wish he was still here, but a part of coping is reflecting and remembering. Thank you for all you gave us.