The Scoble bunny is one of my favorite bloggers. He plays to my geek side (which I attempt to deny) and is a wonderful example of the disruptive corporate blogger. Robert both champions and challenges his employer constantly. But this morning his Red Poppy post actually brought a tear to my eye – as he brought perspective rapidly into focus.
I’m the son of two WWII vets (my mother left Newfoundland at eighteen to come to Canada to join the Air Force). I lived on air force bases in Europe from the time I was eight until I was thirteen – regularly seeing the fields of crosses that stretched off into the horizon.
Tomorrow is Remembrance Day. It’s a time for us to stop and think about the millions of people who laid down their lives in WWI, WWII and the Korean War so that we can live ours freely today. It’s also a time to think about the men and women who have lost their lives in hundreds of other conflicts while attempting to bring freedom to their nations or those of others.