My Grandad died fighting for his country during World War 2.
Mr Frugal’s Dad was in the army and fought in the Falklands as well as getting shot by terrorists during active service elsewhere.
Both children have friends whose parents are serving Afghanistan.
We have friends whose children, partners, brothers and cousins are out in Afghanistan fighting for their country.
Everyone is affected by war one way or another and regardless of whether we agree with the reasons that we entered into any particular conflict, one thing we should all agree on is that we should be extremely proud of all soldiers, past and present.
I want my children to remember the soldiers who died fighting for our country and to be proud of the men and women who are currently away from their families serving in war zones and battlefields around the world.
Which is why we’ll be at our local Remembrance Day service on Sunday morning – no matter what the weather’s like! We’ll be there, wearing our poppies and remembering that people have given up their lives for the freedom we enjoy today.
Will you be doing something with your children to mark Remembrance Sunday?