Lest We Forget

Posted by on November 11, 2009 at 12:56 pm.

It’s Remembrance Day in Canada and Veterans’ Day in the States and truly we have a lot to be thankful for. I look around my groups of friends and realize how fortunate we are. In many cases, my grandfather could possibly have faced theirs across a battle field.

It’s an intriguing concept isn’t it?

Within 100 short years sworn enemies have become friends working together to preserve life on this planet (ok and line their pockets too – but at least they’re working together). It is still incredible to me.

I no longer view Remembrance Day as a time to remember only fallen Canadian Soldiers. I feel every man woman and child should be remembered and thanked for their contribution, no matter what their nationality or belief, they all thought they were doing the right thing, no matter what history’s hindsight tells us now.

To honour the freedom I have on this day, I’m looking at pictures from my friend’s in Germany, writing with a friend whose family comes from Japan, and another whose relatives hail from the States. I’ve recently helped a friend from Iran write her applications to for the CA program.

From much strife has come much good – may we all learn to make the good happen without the precursor of war.

My all our God’s bless all of us so that we may all live in harmony with each other.

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