Our generation is one of the luckiest in history. We baby boomers have never had to deal with a war on our own turf and have little understanding of what that could possibly be like. While many of us may be peaceniks, if we were occupied by another country chances are we would fight.
Living in Canada is a privilege. We have one of the healthiest economies in the world presently, one of the most beautiful countries on the planet and we have the resources which some would only aspire to have. Our social services and medical plans are the envy of many countries.
This Remembrance Day it might be a good thing to remember what it is that we strive to protect. Those men and women who serve in the military should be honoured for taking on the role of protectors of our country, and those who served should be remembered.
Each year the list of veterans gets shorter and if you want to know what it was like for these men and women, take the time to listen to some of their stories. There are lessons there for all of us.