As a veteran who attended the Remembrance Service in Riverside Park, I should like to place on record my humble gratitude to a young girl who approached me, thanked me for my service and who then presented me with a delightful handmade card of poppies as seen above.
I hope that, in turn, she can be recognized for carrying out an act of quiet decency and dignity.
On the reverse of the card, Madi wrote the following:
“You are a hero. You fought for our country. You cared for the people in Canada. We will remember the people that you sacrificed for. You saved a lot of people. Thank you so much.”
Madi, you truly made my day and I thank you for your willingness to stand with us and remember.