Today is Remembrance Day (or Veterans Day in the United States). Set on the anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I (November 11th 1918) it celebrates the soldiers who died for their country (more generaly in the U.S.A. it celebrates all veterans).
I used to think that such day was not worth remembering, often feigning to have forgotten what it meant. I had this image in my mind of all those very elderly veterans at a ceremony who couldn't really remember why they were there. I thought that the fact Canadian soldiers were mostly used as cannon fodder for the British Empire was not something that should be celebrated. Then again, the poor lads that gave their lives in those wars were oblivious of any political motivation and, after all, their sacrifice should not be forgotten.
So, there we are: have an happy Rememberance Day!