Yesterday was the day that we remember the heroes who fought in the World wars. The moment of silence is an intimate and important time to remember and respect the millions of people who stood up and fought for freedom. Last year I wrote a Remembrance day message.
This year I will tell you about my trip on the elevator a few days ago. A gentleman in his thirties was on the elevator with me. After noticing my poppy he told me about how he came across a World War 2 veteran who was selling poppies. He took notice to the several medals attached to the elderly veteran’s jacket. After receiving the donated money and handing over the poppy, the veteran said “Thank you very much”. The gentleman receiving the poppy was speechless and thought it to be unnecessary for the veteran to thank him for anything; after everything this man had done for his country and for this world. So he said to the veteran with a tear in his eye, “No, thank you, thank you so much”.
Collectively we seem to have forgotten The Greatest Generation and their sacrifices so that we could indulge our egos — and our freedome of speech — in blogging and commenting.