It's Remembrance Day 2017 and while we should remember the sacrifices of war and those who fought and still fight for us, each and every day - today is set aside to make sure that we don't forget. In my comfortable house with the furnace pumping warm air and the snow chilled quiet outside marred only by a few squirrels, war is hard to imagine. Hearing newscasts of far off battles saddens me but it's the first hand experiences that make the horror of war and the sacrifice that those who fight for justice, what they endure - real.
Remembrance Day makes sure that we don't forget, that we always remember. Remember that it's people like us, our neighbours and friends who became and still become the everyday heroes in situations we can't imagine. So today we honour them by participating in the ceremonies in person or even by television. Being present in whatever way works for you.
I write about heroes every day but they're fictional heroes. Today we get to honour the real heroes. Remembrance Day - today is their day.