Today is Remembrance Day in Canada. As a child, I knew this was when the red poppy’s were worn and we did some sort of art work at school in reference to the war. My family didn’t know any war veterans so as a child, it was hard to understand what all the fuss was about.
It wasn’t until I accidentally heard a news broadcast one Remembrance Day explaining that we have our freedom because of those men and women that served in the wars. The reporter delved in to what life might be like if we had lost to the German army.
At my young age, finally someone had connected the dots for me. Being so young, I didn’t really understand what war meant. Sure there are guns and the two sides shoot at each other hoping to win but I had limited understanding of what the consequences of losing meant.