Remembrance Day 2020 (Notes from November 2008 Sinai Peninsula, Egypt)

I awoke on this first morning approximately 10 miles across the desert from the Gaza Strip. You could hear the artillery and fighting across the desert. 

Over 5000 military troops from all over the world are stationed at this base.

It was a beautiful desert morning and as I positioned myself on the front steps of my barracks, I watched the entire camp with military personal from all over the world take place in a ‘Terry Fox Run’ for cancer research. I was taken aback by how one person’s bravery in the face of this horrible disease could touch the lives and hearts of so many people all over the world. I never met Terry, but I had a strong sense of  pride that morning. Terry’s legacy is worldwide…