Neal Freeland

Engineering/marketing manager, family guy. My personal blog with a few work thoughts mixed in.

Veteran’s Day

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I was in Canada last week, and everyone on TV – politicians, news anchors, talk show hosts, sportscasters – was wearing a small red carnation in honor of what they call Remembrance Day, which is the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, when the armistice was signed to end the first world war. There were even government commercials – called public service announcements – reminding people of the sacrifices of Canadian veterans throughout their history. I’m in Israel today and on the way into the office saw a stooped retiree wearing gray slacks, large wrap around sunglasses popular with geriatrics, and a dark blue blazer festooned with medals earned in the many conflicts since this country’s founding. Both the carnations and the jacket reminded me to stop this morning for a moment and give thanks to the many service members serving around the world that make it possible for us to live with peace, freedom and democracy.

Written by nealfreeland

November 11, 2007 at 12:22 am

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