The above video is courtesy of the Torch, a military blog that becomes especially important at this time of year for reminding us of our military legacy and the veterans who served. They also have a story about Prince Charles asking the Canadian government to defer a royal gift to a donation instead of $250,000 to the Military Families Fund. Very classy.
Of course although the vast majority of people have nothing but respect and admiration for those who served in our great wars, there is still an underbelly of malicious cowards who walk among us.
I will not, unfortunately, be able to take part in the Remembrance Day ceremonies taking place tomorrow, because my long slog of overtime work continues unabated. But my heart will be there and I will wear the poppy as I work.
Since my time is limited these days, I’m also throwing in two more military-related articles that are absolutely worth reading:
This is a photo essay about Ian Fisher, who for 27 months allowed Denver Post reporters and a photographer to watch and chronicle his recruitment, induction, training, deployment, and, finally, his return from combat.
Defusing IEDs is the deadliest job in Afghanistan. Olaf Schmid had done it 64 times but last weekend his luck ran out.