Thursday, 11 November 2010

Lest We Forget

If you're Canadian, today is Remembrance Day. If you're American, today is Veteran's Day. Regardless of where you live in North America, it's a day where we should all be thankful for the men and women currently in the Armed Forces and those who were in the Armed Forces. It's a day where we should never forget the men and women who gave their lives for our freedoms and ways of life. And it's a day where our children and their children should be taught about all the great things the men and women of our Armed Forces have accomplished and allowed us to do in everyday life.

If anything, hockey players have also sent a lot of men to the front lines of battle, especially in the early days of the NHL when World War I and World War II were happening. There have been many men who have fought, and luckily most have come back safely. There have been a few casualties from hockey ranks, but we've been lucky in seeing the majority of hockey players come back from where ever they are serving.

The hockey blogging world even has their own man who has served. IwoCPO is a highly-respected blogger who I read often for his no-nonsense look at the Red Wings and their battles. However, he is also a serviceman for the United States Navy as he serves as an initiated Navy Chief Petty Officer. The Chief deserves some of your respect, so I encourage you just to head over to his site and say "thanks" for all he has done in his service career.

Lest we forget, and my heartfelt thanks to all the men and women and their families for providing the world with the bravest souls on the planet.

Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!

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