Friday, November 11, 2005

When we were all at "Sunday School" last week, there was a very small, yet meaningful ceremony in honour of Remeberance Day. (After the service everyone kinda hangs out while drinking coffee, putting on their coats, etc.) There were six veterans in attendance, one gentleman had a rather large number of medals on his jacket. The boys were very interested. Twin A asked his Daddy why that man got to wear those medals. After hearing his Daddy's reply, my little 3.5 year old walked over to the gentleman and started talking. This sweet elderly man very slowly crouched down so he could hear what the little one was saying. Then we could 'almost' see tears in this man's eyes? Then they were hugging. We walked closer to get in on this little rendez-vous. We were ALL welling up after learning that my barely 42 month old son, all on his own volition gone up to that man with the medals and said, in his best preschool pronounciation ever,

"Thank you for keeping our country safe."

'Nuff said. But I just have to add that every time we see a display set up where they are accepting donations, handing out poppies, he goes right over and says the same thing to whoever is manning the booth.

"Thank you for keeping our country safe."

Whoever said they were too young...


Anonymous valerie said...

thanks, Nancy - you've got me bawling now... Give your boy a hug from me.

10:35 AM EST  
Blogger BeachMama said...

Nancy, that is the best Rememberance Day story I have heard in a long time. Twin A sure has me all teary eyed at the moment. Such a special thoughtful one.

Anna - who's 2 year old cried everytime the CTV comercial comes on with the bagpipes.

3:23 PM EST  
Anonymous twinmomplusone said...

what a thoughtful young man you've got there Nancy, he epitomizes the saying "Let us not forget"

which brings me to a pet peeve of mine, why is it just the Civil Servants that get this day off? are they the only ones in the country worthy of "remembering" and partaking in the day's special significance?

4:13 PM EST  
Blogger Running2Ks said...

I'm in tears here. He's just beautiful.

6:51 PM EST  
Blogger Marla said...


Your son deserves a medal. Tonight I picked poppy pins off the floor of the drug store where they'd bee dropped, forgotten and stepped on.

9:38 PM EST  
Anonymous Shannon said...

Thank-you twin A....

10:05 AM EST  
Blogger Eve said...

That is amazing- what a sweet little soul you're raising there. :)

5:10 AM EST  
Blogger Silver Creek Mom said...

OMG Now I'm crying...

Hug that wee one for me.


8:49 AM EST  
Blogger DaniGirl said...

Bravo, little man. I'm all choked up, too...

9:09 AM EST  

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