Thursday, November 11, 2010
A Moment of Seriousness
Today is Remembrance Day here in Canada. A single day where we take a moment to salute our veterans. As a proud Canadian and the grandson of someone who fought in WWII, I take Remembrance Day very seriously and it seems like every year I feel the need to voice my opinion on how we as Canadian's observe Remembrance Day.
In this great country of ours we have a lot of holidays(the majority of which stem from the Christian belief system) however we have yet to make Remembrance Day a mandatory statutory day of Remembrance and I take great issue with this. Remembrance Day is the one day of the year that we should have off because regardless of your sex, political views or religious views if you are living in this country you owe a huge debt of gratitude toward the fine men and women who have served and continue to serve for you.
Furthermore I believe it should be the one day of the year when business is not allowed to continue. Even Christmas now has stores open but on Remembrance Day nothing should be open because without our soldiers fighting for our freedom(s) we may not have the freedom own and operate a business. Every single person in this country needs to be made aware of the sacrifices that were made to make us the great country we are today.
Lest We Forget...