Today is Memorial Day. We honor those that gave their lives in defense of our country. These men and women fought for the values and freedoms we all enjoy and they were people of all races, nationalities, classes, and backgrounds.
Some wars are just others not so much, but the soldiers that fight them are invaluable members of our society. When the war is found to be unjust, our anger should be aimed at the politicians that start them not the soldiers that finish them.
I am grateful that over the eons we have been able to rise to the occasion to defend our shores as well as those of our allies. May we continue to do so and in so doing learn from past mistakes to ensure that our soldiers are fighting for freedom and justice, rather than purely political causes.
I will return next week with an update on local projects and urban condo trends in Vancouver.