Friday, November 9, 2012
Remembrance Day Honour Them
Today our children’s school is holding their Remembrance Day ceremony to honour Canadian soldiers, even though Remembrance Day is actually on November 11. It is going to be difficult because my children lost their Grandfather, a Canadian soldier, a few years ago. His birthday just happens to be on Remembrance Day, Nov 11. So for them it is a double whammy of sadness. Every year they have broken down during the Remembrance Day ceremony. We have explained to them that it is better to cry and feel sad then to avoid a ceremony designed to honour their Grandfather and other Canadian soldiers. There is nothing wrong with feeling sadness over there loss. It is better to honour them with tears then to not honour them at all.