LEST WE FORGET . . .
November 11 is Remembrance Day. Veteran Affairs Canada (VAC), the department of the Canadian government that looks after war vets, and politicians put on a show on Remembrance Day. VAC states that November 11 is for, remembrance for the men and women who have served, and continue to serve our country during times of war, conflict and peace.
Veteran Affairs Canada’s words are for dead soldiers only. As for the alive, but broken soldiers? They are not remembered at all. The government ignores them.
What a shame! Since 2002, more broken soldiers have committed suicide than the number of soldiers killed in battle in Afghanistan. Was the lack of the government’s support one of the reasons for their suicides?
One of the slogans for Remembrance Day is Lest We Forget . . . On November 11, when I see government leaders acting solemn and laying wreaths at war memorials, I will remember the broken soldiers the government ignores.