Rememberance Day Nov 11
Wednesday the 11th is Remembrance Day in Canada where we honour the fallen soldiers of all major conflicts. I'm sure other countries have a similar holidays (I think it's Veteran's day in the US?). We have a two minute silence at 11 AM on that day to honour the fallen.
Even though I've no direct loss due to conflict, I still get very emotional and I don't know why, especially when I hear "Last Post" played on a bugle.
Saving Private Ryan was on tonight and although I can't stay up to watch the whole thing (It's really long), I love the ending, when an aged Ryan is at the grave of his Hanks' character in the famous graveyards in France and then asks his wife to reassure him that he did indeed live a good life and the sacrifices made by his colleagues was not in vain. Always make me way too emotional and I can assure you there are always tears.
Just thought I'd share