Now that November has arrived the debate begins, Remembrance Day vs Christmas. Judgement begins towards those who choose Christmas. While most prefer to wait until after November 12, some enjoy the holiday season and begin before the 11th. By starting the Christmas season early, people are somehow being disrespectful to Veterans. That is just an opinion, there is no law.
To disrespect someone is to act in an insulting way toward them. When you disrespect people, you think very little of them.
Respect is a way of treating or thinking about something or someone
Each Remembrance Day and all through the year I show respect and support Veterans. I have a list of Veterans in my family. I wear a Poppy proudly for those who fought for our Country. My father was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion and walked in the parade to show his support to his family and those who fought for us. I respect all Veterans for all they did and I am sure so does everyone else who chooses to start the Christmas season right after Halloween.
All the stores and city streets have begun decorating and selling items for the new holiday season. While some find this frustrating and annoying, others rejoice in the spirit and spread the cheer. The only way the people in the stores or streets are disrespecting a Veteran is if they don’t take the time out for a moment of silence on November 11th.
As a family we buy poppies, we take time on November 11th to remember, we also begin our Christmas season. We are in no way disrespecting Veterans. We spend the morning watching the events and at 11 am, we share in the silence, we shed tears and we remember.
When it comes to Remembrance Day vs Christmas, it should be up to your family and no one should tell you any different. It is your choice, not theirs. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.
Many Veterans I have known, begun the season before November 11th. Does that mean they are disrespecting themselves?