We would like to take a minute and thank all the service men and woman who have served, past and present. This day is to honour them and all that have paid the ultimate sacrifice. It goes by different names in different Countries, Veterans Day, Armistice Day. But Remembrance day is to recall the end of hostilities of World War 1 on that date in 1918. On the 11th hour of the 11th day on the 11th month. And to remember the Soldiers who have died in the line of Duty in that war and any war, conflict or battle (with the enemy or within themselves) since. Abroad or at home. I don’t care how tough a person is, how smart or privileged they are, on this day the honour and appreciation from everybody should go to our Veterans.
Its sad when you see so many ignorant protestors and people disrespecting our Soldiers. Disrespecting the men and woman who have signed up to protect our Country and our people at all costs. Separate from the politics and all the bullshit that Government causes. These men and woman aren’t the rule makers or the ones guiding the ship. If you have a beef with war you have a beef with government. Not with these brave Heroes.
These Men and Woman go to places and do things that would put the fear of god into the strongest person. While we enjoy the comforts of our homes, the luxuries of sleeping in, peaceful days, having the freedom to plan our own days, not being shot at or bombed or constantly trying to be killed by the enemy. Always ready to answer the bell. No matter what and where. No matter how dangerous or crazy. These people put there lives on the line. If that doesn’t deserve the highest respect nothing does.
Old or young, today and in our opinion everyday, we should honour these Veterans. We as a Country should appreciate and respect these men and woman. Patriotism, honour, respect and loyalty is fleeting in this day and age of entitlement. But it can be found in our Soldiers. A love for our Country, a love for our people is why these men and woman put their lives on the line. And for that they should be held in the highest regard and honoured as such.
When so many have died, when so many have not came home to their loved ones, we as fellow Countryman should give them the respect of acknowledging the sacrifices they make for us. Moms, Dads, Sons, Brothers, Sisters, all somebodies something. Respect and appreciation for the fallen extends not just to the Soldier but to there families. The Soldier pays the ultimate sacrifice, not for a reward or recognition, not for medals or awards. That is the price they have to be willing to pay in combat.
Why do they do it? Im sure there is a million different reasons, but in the end, they are fighting for there Country, for us. Whether people understand that or not, whether they understand the “whys” or the politics it doesn’t matter. In the end these Heroes are there for us, doesn’t matter how they got there or if there is a political agenda from the government. These men and woman are the ones that will stand in front of the enemy, gun in hand ready to fight if that enemy comes knocking. They will go into hostile territory, being shot at, being bombed. Most people in todays society won’t go to the store if its raining let alone go into a rough neighbourhood. Yet these men and woman go toward the firefights. Respect to the Soldiers.
Soldiers around the World have seen the most horrific things, as well I’m sure some of the most beautiful sights. However these men and woman are put in places that tomorrow is not guaranteed. Life is day to day because of the risk they’re taking. We need to show these brave souls the honour and respect they deserve. So today thank a Veteran, hold a door open, buy them a coffee, go pay your respects to the fallen. Show some kind of appreciation for the men and woman that too often get forgotten when they are not here but oversees fighting, and we are here in our day to day lives. We complain about so much and appreciate so little nowadays, but we need to show these Soldiers the respect they deserve. Not just today but everyday.
People cast judgement on our Soldiers from the safety of there homes, sitting behind a lap top sipping a nice warm coffee with their noses turned up. Pretty nice to live in a free Country where you can speak freely and live as you wish. Good thing we have Soldiers protecting our right to do so. Much respect to all Soldiers, past and present. Thank you for your service to your Country. We would also like to thank the men and the lovely lady in the pictures; our Uncle Dan Hardy, our late Grandfather Douglas Hardy and our good bro Jory DeRenzos’ late Grandfather Louis DeRenzo and his beautiful wife (Jorys Grandmother) Wilhelmina DeRenzo. Thank you all!