Today is November 11th, which means it’s a day to take a step back from whatever is going on in our busy lives and take a moment to remember.

This morning, I went down to the Central Memorial Park for the Remembrance Day service and as always, it was packed with people. For the most part, people are there to remember and give thanks, but there’s always the few that talk or use their phones, or complain about being cold.

About halfway through the service, I noticed this one kid, who couldn’t have been over three years old, who, without even trying, captured the spirit and the importance of the day.

While a Bobby hat and plastic sword aren’t usual Remembrance Day attire, to him he was a soldier.  He kept looking at the tall one beside him and tried his best to stand just like him for the entire service.  He wasn’t doing it to be funny or cheeky, he was doing it because, to him, there was nothing cooler or better than being a solider.

For me, that’s what this Remembrance Day will be about. That and that’s kid parents, thank you for raising an interesting kid, who at 3 years old, probably taught anyone that saw him a lot about respecting those who have given the ultimate sacrifice.


Mike Morrison

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