This Remembrance Day, as we work in Saskatchewan to build our businesses and communities, it is imperative that we recognize how truly blessed we are. Far from the famines, natural disasters and war others face, we need to recognize that one of the key reasons we enjoy such freedom and peace is because of our Armed Forces defending our rights and our country.
Although it is not a statutory holiday across Canada, Remembrance Day is an important day. Even if your business operates on this day, it is crucial that you take the time to reflect on how others have served our interests, and to encourage your staff and customers to, as well.
As the world gets smaller and Saskatchewan business becomes more active in global markets, the Saskatchewan Chamber believes that a reflection on the sacrifice by others which allow us this freedom is important. Some have made the ultimate sacrifice; many more have been injured in the line of duty.
As we grow our businesses on the backs of those sacrifices, and are able to live comfortably because of it, we are asking each Saskatchewan business to step up their recognition efforts of Remembrance Week for 2012.
A small effort can mean a lot. It is important that Saskatchewan businesses remember and honour the important reasons for this success. These simple ideas are easy to do, but they may mean a world of difference to those who made a difference for us. Please consider printing the following page and posting it in your staff room, to encourage your staff members to take part in such initiatives.
Fred Titanich - Chair, Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce