To the young men and women of our country who have given their lives in service to this country.....And I do not just refer to those who have lost their lives, but the ones who come home who live with tortured minds and souls and those with broken bodies too....

Thank you.

If not for you, I would be riding around big gaping holes in the pavement where a bomb had landed, or I'd be in hiding when a band of insurgents came to raze my town or I'd be being beaten...

If not for you the kids of my community/country would be begging for food or learning how to kill to protect themselves.

If not for you, the horrors of war would be here - in Grande Prairie AB or Toronto ON or Vancouver, or Churchill...

Your willingness to lay your life down for this country will never be forgotten.

And to the families of our soldiers an even bigger thank you for supporting your soldiers decision to defend this country even though you know it will forever change them.


Every day needs to be Veteran's Day - Every day, people who live in relative freedom should be remembering to say Thank You ...

Two little words to go with two short minutes - on the 11th day of the 11 month at the 11th hour - for two short minutes FEEL THANKFUL - FEEL GRATEFUL and remember that today a mother is missing her son or daughter, a wife is comforting a restless child who misses her daddy and a father is consoling his son as he feels the loss of his wife...

Remembrance day is a day of GRATITUDE for we, the people who benefit from those who have chosen to serve us and our country.  Think of where we would be if it were not for them.

With love, honor and respect... Thank You - to all of the Veterans and our serving personnel. I am humbled by the depth of your love and respect for this country.

Belt Drive Betty
Rider & Editor

The Busted Knuckle Chronicles

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