Today in Canada is Remembrance Day where the citizens of Canada thank the Veteran’s of all wars for their sacrifice and thank them for what they have done for all Canadians and for many others world wide.
As a teenager I wanted to be a fighter pilot and I was sure I was going to be able to cut it, but two things derailed that plan, one was my eyesight which went just bad enough to disqualify me from being allowed into the elite fighter pilot program. I still went in to talk to a recruiter at my High School, and he was a very nice man who pointed out that I had one other point against me, I am 6’4″ tall, and that is too tall to fit in the jets, due to how the ejection seats work. Had I not had those two issues, I am pretty sure I would have tried to be a fighter pilot.
Lest we Forget
I wear my poppy with pride (if not some pain from the straight pin that keeps sticking me when I put my jacket on, but that shows I may not have been cut out to be in the military if I am worried about being stuck with a straight pin).
This picture shows to those of you who are not sure what I am talking about. The poppy is the symbol for Remembrance day, and we wear it proudly.
Thank you to those present and former members of the Canadian and British Armed Forces, who have made the ultimate sacrifice, we remember you, and you have our humble thanks.