You may have noticed my feed has been a little different this week. I always thought I deserved my own entourage, well this week I got one. And it’s a little weird! Lol.
So what are we doing? A while back I connected with a firm that is working with Veterans Affairs (VAC as we call them). Honestly I can’t even remember how we connected in the first place. It started with some emails, then phone calls and now we’re doing a little video footage.
Crazy I know!! From what I understand they’ve chosen a few veterans across the country to profile. They want to show the faces of veterans, share our stories and help Canada understand our current veterans. That we’re not all middle aged to elderly men. To be honest I was surprised they chose me after our phone conversation, I don’t think I’m that interesting. Quirky and overly honest, absolutely. No filter? All the way! So where will this take me? I hope it’s a path where I can inspire people, be a positive role model. I want to help create communities where we feel safe, respected, valued. Not just the veteran, but people who support them. I know there are so many who are scared to reach out. Maybe I can help Canada learn how to reach out to you? Everyone deserves to have someone, everyone deserves to never feel alone. Military life is hard, it’s fun, but it’s hard. All those experiences and sacrifices don’t just go away because you released. So know this, I always willing to meet you in a parking lot and hold your hand, walk you into our group for coffee or dinner, or we can just stand in the parking lot if that’s what you need. It’s rainy today so I’ll make sure to bring an umbrella.
That’s the community I want everyone to have. I think we can make that a reality.
So now that I’ve said all this can we let go of Christmas vs Remembrance day battle? Don’t just value your veterans for a week in November. Look around and see who needs you, look past our happy smiling faces, support them and let them know you value them for always.
So wish me luck, I hope I look ok….nervous!!!!!