Reflectorial: Don’t forget
Who’s hyped for reading break? We here at MRU have had an extended reading break in the fall semester. A five day weekend is always welcome in my books. This break, of course, is slated for this weekend because it aligns with Remembrance Day. Now while I know we’re all kind of hungover from Halloween and Christmas music is already destroying our ears, it’s important to take some time to remember those who have fought and died for our country. Regardless of how you feel about war, there’s no denying that anyone who is brave enough to risk their life for the wellbeing of their fellow citizens back home deserves some respect. The easiest way to support our troops and veterans is to buy a poppy. All of the proceeds you see from those little white boxes go directly to veterans charities and their families.
In addition to this, there’s plenty of memorial events going on around the city. There’s also a number of different memorial events and monuments around the city that you can attend. Chinook Mall always has a really nice Flanders Field memorial, with a beautiful poppy display and a giant scroll that has the entire poem written out on it.
The field of crosses is my personal favourite place to go and visit on Remembrance Day. Just off Memorial Drive, there are more than 3,000 white crosses that line the sides of the road. The crosses represent a fallen soldier from southern Alberta, complete with their names, ranks and date of death.
So do yourself a favour this Remembrance Day and wear that poppy proud.
XOXO, Publishing Editor