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Blood splattered everywhere.

Quick

Reload

Movement

Turn

Fire

He watched as his attacker crashed nearby, blood streaming from the bullet hole through his heart, soaking his shirt.

The shooter advanced, monitoring and stalking movement on the terrain. He would not, could not, be caught unawares. His very life was at stake.

There

Quick

Crack

As the rifle shot split the air, he raised his fist in silent celebration

To himself

Survival.

Briefly.

This relentless advancement must continue, knowing at any time, he…

“Jeremy”

Lights Flash: Mission Incomplete.

Eighteen year old Jeremy responded from his comfortable bedroom.

“I’m in here”.

Many often wonder today if the young men like Jeremy would sacrifice their hopes, their dreams and their future to fight for others’ hopes and dreams, and the future of others.

Just as they did in the past, young men and woman have and will respond.

On this Remembrance Day, for those of us safely in our homes, let us honour all those who responded in the past, and those who will respond today.

And those who will never be home for their future.

(Annual re-post)

 

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