Remembering our Heroes – Mission for Veterans

Freedom Shared - Veterans Day 15The sacrifices made by those who paved our way for freedom can hardly be comprehended; all we can truly do by way of honour is to remember and teach our children of all that went before to create the life they know today.

This Veteran’s Week we gathered around The Phone Booth and delved into the stories, expeditions, visions, hopes, sorrows and triumphs of our Veterans and attempted, in some small way, to put history into perspective and awaken the heroes of tomorrow by exploring those of the past.

And then, with new-found knowing and deep gratitude we coloured and cut, shaped and formed poppies, to express our Thanks and let our heroes know, “We Remember”.

Mission WeRemember Lrg

Tomorrow we will head, as a group, to the Remembrance Day Service here in Calgary Alberta and hope to have a chance to meet some of those heroes and deliver to them our words and our gifts of gratitude.

We thought we would share with you the links and ideas to shape a “Mission…We Remember” of your own.

Here are the links to:
~ the animal story about Remembrance Symbols we shared with the little ones,
~ the audio recordings of those who experienced the war first hand – dogfights / the first tanks
~ a powerful video of photos depicting Veteran’s years of service and the moments that changed and shaped all our lives – D-Day, Exclusive WWII Footage.
~ and, finally, Charlie Brown’s version of In Flanders Fields.

(There are many, many more incredible resources available through the Veteran’s Affairs website)

We would like to Thank all those who took the time to gather and create some wonderful resources so that we as a free people and as parents are able to better understand and share this journey into our history.

In awe and gratitude… for all those who served, and served and passed… you are in our hearts forever. You ARE a shining example of what it means to love and to give it all for that love.


About jennifermaki

Jennifer Maki is Writer, Seeker, Speaker, Pilgrim, Ingenuity Junkie, Mentor and Motivator for wildly free ones, poised influential Type A to Type C ones, innately wise wee-ones, and all the cape-donning wannabes in between. She has a background in Communications, Marketing, Inner Leadership Development and Team Dynamics for more than 15 years, spanning the British West Indies, Europe, US and Canada. "From corporate, and agency, to non-profit, I've been amazed to have had opportunity to build powerful campaigns for rockin' the socks off ideas via creative flair, practical planning and old-fashioned roll-yer-sleeves-up perseverance with teams and inventors brilliant beyond compare. But what really fuels me? My life-long study of the tenacity and depth of the human spirit; people put to the real tests who come out swinging and inspiring despite the odds; the ordinary heroes who reveal the potential for extraordinary within us all." The Result: Writings, workshops, coaching, retreats, community-building events and keynotes, delivered through her biz and passion, Project YES! Life, designed to empower people, companies and communities to question, listen, think and deliver their YES! "But most amazingly, I get to be a mom and a LifeSchooling one at that. And my two brilliant boys and I are thrilled to have recently launched our vision and movement to ignite and fuel heroism in the world via The Phone Booth Project. Check us out and gain your rightful place within the League of Xtraordinary Game-Changers at"
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2 Responses to Remembering our Heroes – Mission for Veterans

  1. Great to see this kind of respect being instilled in your boys and for others. I was shocked when recently in two conversations, I mentioned “D-Day”, and both people asked me “What was that?” I truly hope that we continue to embrace and honour those who went before us and sacrificed their freedom for ours. ❤

    • jennifermaki says:

      Thank you Susanne… it was remarkable spending the day talking to our Veterans and having the boys hear first hand, the accounts of what much of it was truly like. The day of Remembrance is a whole other blog post to come. Thank you for your light and support to our Veterans and taking the journey with us.

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