It's good to be able to put a face to the "remembering". A face to represent the countless faces that deserve to be remembered. My face to remember is Kevin's Uncle Reg. Here he is from a photo taken during the air show in 2006, with Lieutenant (Navy) Petra Smith. Reg is a veteran from 431 Squadron, who served in a bomber squadron during World War II. That hardly tells his story, though. That he survived is nothing short of a miracle after the many times his plane went down, among other calamities. So, of course, I salute in my heart Uncle Reg and all the others who did what I can't even imagine sending my own son to do.
I have a couple of other faces that I include in my remembering. And those are Norma and Foster. Young faces. Young faces worthy of equal remembering, respect, and awe. Young people who want to make the world a better place and who are doing something about it.
I think all Canadians have Remembrance Day ingrained in them just as strongly as our national anthem. And that's a good thing.