Remembrance Day has a special poignancy for everyone.
For me, my grandfather always took such pride in leading the colour parade during ceremonies back home, which meant he got to carry the Canadian flag.
Also, for the last handful of years, Canada has again been at war. Remembrance Day is designed to celebrate a nation at peace, of course, and to honour the men and women who got us here.
But we are not really living in peaceful times, and the many Edmonton-based soldiers who have been killed or seriously injured in the last two years have been testament to that. Read this.