First thing on this Remembrance Day, I have to thank all of the wonderful Canadian servicemen and women serving our country. You are doing something for us that we can never repay.
Remembrance day is supposed to be a day for remembering our fallen, from every conflict we've been involved in. It makes me sad that more Canadians know about Afghanistan that Vimy Ridge.
Yes, I know that the Afghanistan conflict is in the news almost every day. This goes further than that. If I hadn't taken a world history elective in school, I don't think that either of the World Wars would have been mentioned. I never learned about them in school other than that. The only reason I did learn so much is because I took a personal interest.
I want my daughter to be able to learn about these things. I want the next generation to have a knowledge of it. How are we supposed to prevent things like this from happening again if we don't learn about them in the first place? I really think more of an emphasis needs to be put on teaching children about our world history, as bloody as it may be. They are the leaders of tomorrow, and if we don't teach them about the past, then the past will become the future.