As a REALTOR in Manitoba the ONLY day we must not work is Remembrance Day. Now I lost my favorite Veteran Lloyd Kreamer from Netley Manitoba in March of 2011 http://www.gilbartfuneralhome.com/obituaries/obituary.php?id=74224 He was a great family friend and one of the many families that made our Rural upbringing so pleasant amd interesting. He was a very proud Veteran and shared a real bond with his PPCLI Compatriots and all Legion Members http://www.ppcli.ca/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=2004 there is a great effort put forward in Selkirk Manitoba and all communities I think to keep the memories alive, and the service at the Rec Complex is always excellent and moving - this year the city is offering free bus service to anyone going to the service http://www.cityofselkirk.com/notices_detail.asp?ID=1459
The Personal Sacrifice that Soldiers and their Families have made and continue to make cannot be denied by any Canadian. No matter what your political beliefs are, these soldiers have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their country. The soldiers who return home deserve our support and respect to assist them in re-integrating into civilian life. We Also appreciate The parents,siblings, spouses and children of Servicemen and women who sacrifice so much in comparison to most Canadians.
Medals are awarded to many soldiers a list of them is at http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/collections/cmdp/mainmenu
i look forward to a better understanding of the decorations on Sunday at the service.
So I have my 1 Day off I will not take it for granted, remember to remember