On Nov. 11th we remember and honour those who fought or are fighting for our freedoms and our country.
But there are so many opportunities we should be taking all year long. The Regina Pats, who are named for the Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry, do a great job of this – having those servicemen and women be recognized each and every night at the Brandt Centre.
I was at a hockey game in Anaheim a few years ago and they too have the same thing every home game, same in Tampa Bay. The ovation those men and women receive is emotional. It made the hair stand on end and the thousands applauding and the reaction on the faces of those being honoured continues to stick with me.
We just don’t do it enough in Canada. We should because it matters. These people sacrifice so much and come back with scars of war that are either mental or physical.
Every thank you, every standing ovation at a sporting event or the amount of people who pay their respects today, matters.
It’s the least we could do.