I feel very strongly about a few things - flu shots, voting, and Remembrance Day. I realize that I cannot force my opinions on everyone so instead I will just encourage you to buy a poppy and honour Remembrance Day in some way this year, if you are so inclined.
We don't have a holiday here in Ontario (and I'll be flying back from San Francisco that day anyway) but I will record the service from Ottawa and watch it later. We have two poppy themed books and I read them to the kids this week. I think the school does a good job of talking about Remembrance Day so the kids get it. And on those years when this day falls on a weekend, we will go to a service together.
A few good Remembrance Day hymns to check out:
I Vow To Thee My Country (not in the United Church hymn book unfortunately)
Abide With Me
Nearer My God To Thee
The Day Thou Gavest Us Lord Has Ended
Eternal Father Strong to Save
Make Me A Channel Of Your Peace
Lest we forget.