The 2nd Sunday of November

Remembrance Sunday is a day for the nation to remember and honour those who have sacrificed themselves to secure and protect our freedom. So each year we show our respects by wearing a poppy, donating some money and taking a 2 minute silence.

Over the past week, I have noticed various places selling poppies and it got me thinking about how important it is to show respect to others who suffered and paid the ultimate sacrifice, purely just to fight for what they believe in. This is a trait that I believe we all possess as human beings, yet in this day and age it seems not everybody follows through with their own fight of passion. 

2016 has been a tough and trying year to say the least. And we have witnessed some commendable and testing protests, which let's be honest, should of been taken a lot more seriously a very long time ago. From the protesting of black lives matter to speaking on women's rights, we have been speaking up and taking a firm stand for our beliefs. Whether it's a political, personal or a professional matter, everybody has the right to speak their mind whether you agree with their point or not. 

It's vital that we become aware within ourselves in what we can do together or individually to make matters that are important to us and stand tall in any trials or tribulations we may be facing. So on the 13th November, spend time in honouring those who selflessly sacrificed for us, in order to be where we are today.