Today is Remembrance Day.
Canadians wear poppies to honour our veterans. The tradition comes from the poem In Flanders Fields by John Macrae.
I like to attend the ceremony in my city. It was cold and it was damp. After we observed 2 minutes of silence, I really didn't want to hear any more speeches. I wanted to sneak away, but there was this one man in front of me who stood the entire time, with his walker.
|Veteran with walker in Front of Canadian Flag|
He made me feel a little lazy and unappreciative. I stayed. I survived. It wasn't so bad.
I'll go buy another poppy and thank a vet.