Remembrance Day overlooked by too many

To all the Canadians that have gone away for these conflicts and were able to come back home alive, “Thank-you.”

Dear editor,

I am writing this letter as I have concerns on the way our society is treating Remembrance Day.

I walk around town and witness businesses decorating their stores with Christmas decorations before we have even had Remembrance Day.

Should we not be able to celebrate Remembrance Day before being overwhelmed with Christmas?

As a proud Canadian, I find this annual trend disturbing and disrespectful.

I believe there are two very important days every calendar year that need to be respected and celebrated. These days are Canada Day and Remembrance Day, when we should take a moment and appreciate all the freedom we have as a result of countless brave and selfless men and women and all the sacrifices they have made over the years, for all Canadians to live in this great country.

The other day I heard a person say, “Once the last surviving soldier from WWII passes away, Remembrance Day will no longer happen or be needed.”

I was totally shocked and upset at such a statement. I did not hear the entire conversation and what I heard could have been misinterpreted, but I find this very disturbing.

Is the history of what this country has done being forgotten? How is it possible that Remembrance Day is not a national holiday across the whole country?

I for one will “Never Forget”, and to the people that maybe have, please remember and take a moment to reflect on what our country is, because of all the great citizens that have ever been, “Canadian.”

To all those people that have forgotten, or do not believe it to be such a “big thing,, shame on you.

To every Canadian that has gone away for conflicts, (to protect our country and citizens), and paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country, “Thank-you.”

To all the Canadians that have gone away for these conflicts and were able to come back home alive, “Thank-you.”

To all the Canadian citizens that have done “whatever it takes” to support Canada during these crises, “Thank-you.”

To all the Canadian people who take up the cause today protecting our country and everything this country means to all, “Thank-you.”



Murray Bailey



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