Today we remember the men and women, both past and present, who put their own lives on the line for our freedom. In particular, I think of my grandfather who was a member of the Royal Canadian Air Force. Although he passed away when I was only 6 months old and I don’t have any memories of him, he still holds a special place in my heart. I have also had many extended members of my family who have served in various divisions of the Canadian military and I think of each and every one of them with great pride today and thank them for their selfless sacrifice. I am forever grateful.