I took my family to go see the field of crosses set up on Memorial Drive yesterday. And I’ll tell you, seeing it in person was a bit of a haunting experience for me. It really drove home the fact that, because of these people and what they did, my family and I don’t have to experience the hardships they did. Perhaps this year in light of the untimely deaths of Nathan Cirillo and Patrice Vincent, we are reminded more so of how much our Canadian soldiers have done for us.
In the field along Memorial Drive there are three thousand crosses set up. The crosses represent soldiers from southern Alberta who died in wars Canada had, and still has involvement in. If it wasn’t for all the soldiers who have bravely fought we wouldn’t have so many of the things we take for granted today.
So I would like to say thank you to all of them.
Thank you – for my uneventful and ordinary days which I get to spend with the people I love.
Thank you – for standing up to the bad people in this world.
Thank you – for helping make, and keep, our country uniquely Canadian.
Thank you – for all your hardship and sacrifice.
Lest We Forget… I Will Remember.