We wear a poppy to remember.But it is not important how we remember, what is important is that we remember! And that we remember not just those who have died in both combat and peace missions but those who bear the scars, physical and mental, of battles fought and scenes witnessed. And it is important that we not just remember today and then forget about it until the next November 11 comes around.
We lay a wreath to remember.
We ask the world to be silent for two brief minutes to remember.
We say a silent prayer to remember.
We listen to the last post to remember.
And no matter what the mission may be - peacekeeping, protecting or combat - and no matter if we agree or disagree with it, our fallen, our wounded, our retired and our active forces must know that they are not forgotten at home. Must know that their actions past and present are remembered.
11 novembre - Remembrance Day