Recently, Remembrance Day had us reflecting on family members connected to the wars and everyone was keen to show respect for those who gave us our freedoms.

There were many memories, and a few tears, because even the passing of the years doesn’t dull our connection to these people in our lives. Our visit to the Military Museums was a very sensory experience to absorb all the information and the trip back to SAIT included a tour of the Field of Crosses on Memorial Drive.

The conversation flowed into the next week as the group explored the topic of conscientious objectors and we heard from one volunteer how a family member went to prison over the issue.

We listened to some of that man’s poetry to understand his perspective and were able to read actual medical reports (gunshot wound to the head!) and letters to a family when their son was reported missing in action. Such thoughtful conversations always bring us closer together.