As an annual homage to those who have served — and sacrificed — to get and keep us where we are, I produce a new background wallpaper for my laptop. Sure, you could say it’s a relatively insignificant act, but it’s better than throwing on Saving Private Ryan and saying “I remember”*. This year I produced the graphic you see above, an illustration of 11.11 — the eleventh day of the eleventh month, or Remembrance Day here in the Great White North (Canada).
* Even though I feel watching a Hollywood reproduction of war is a bit of a ridiculous way to pay respect, I can’t think of anything that’d get you much closer to the experience than the experience itself. (No, playing Call of Duty does not qualify.)