Veteran’s daughter thankfully wears poppy with pride

To the Expositor:

I am emailing a letter in support of our vets on Remembrance Day.

This time of year I always remember how lucky I am as three young Manitoulin brothers went off to serve in WWII.

All three returned home, one became my dad, Humphrey Beaudin, and the other two are my uncles, Charlie and Stan. Many families were not so fortunate.

We have reached that time of year when we wear a red poppy. In doing so, we honour our vets for the gift of freedom that we continue to enjoy since September 1945. And hopefully to some extent, be advocates for peace as our late Right Honourable Lester B. Pearson, who is considered to be the father of the modern concept of peacekeeping.

On Remembrance Day we pay homage to the soldiers who died for their country, for our country. We can also thank our peacekeeping men and women around the world who are putting their lives at risk. And on this special day, personally thank the vets in our communities for their invaluable contributions.

For a fortnight we wear the poppy with pride. All year, many vets express their pride foremost with the red poppy on their licence plates. When you see one as you drive by, tap your horn to say thanks.

With gratitude,
Susan Beaudoin