Today is the day in Canada that we celebrate Remembrance Day, which is our way of commemorating our fallen war heroes. These are the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice to preserve our way of life against those who strive to take it from us. At 11:11AM every November 11, we observe a minute of silence to contemplate their gift to us. We wear red poppies to remind us of the fields in France where so many of our heroes died.

Thanks in part to those who gave their lives in defense of Canada, we have been able to come a long way in recognizing the equality, the rights and the freedoms of our varied population. Although I sometimes have criticisms about our society, our government, our culture, I am still glad every day to live in Canada. This nation may not be perfect, but it is my home and native land. :nod: