I come from a military family, so Remembrance Day is an important day to me. I feel it in my heart and soul. Thousands of people have fought to keep Canada the welcoming, inclusive country that I know and love and I'm glad to say that it looks like we might have that back now.
This is a quick note to say thank you to all of those who have served our country, protected our freedoms. Thank you to those of you who paid the ultimate price for the privileges I have enjoyed in my life. Thank you to those that have come back forever changed by what you saw and did in the name of Canada; your sacrifice has not gone unnoticed and I am grateful for it.
Thank you to my two nephews who served, my father and all the way back to Charles Michel de Salaberry, who served in the war of 1812. As I said, I'm part of a military family. Thank you to the families who were left behind and had to worry and wonder about our military personnel being safe, or coming home.
I remember everyday, but today, at 11:11 specifically, I'll be thinking about all of you.