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Remembrance Day - Veteran's Day


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Hello Everyone!!

We must never forget the sacrifices made by those who came before us. We must never forget what OTHERS have gone through [in ALL wars] in order to afford all of US the relatively peaceful existence we often take for granted. And we must never forget those who are - to this day - fighting on our behalf.

To honour veterans has absolutely nothing to do what what we may think of war itself. It has nothing to do with whether or not we feel that a particular war was or is justified. Honouring, respecting and remembering veterans is about the people of war - not the policy behind it. It's about our brothers and fathers and uncles and sons and best friends. It's about our sisters and mothers and aunts too.

November 11th is 'Remembrance Day' in Canada and 'Veterans Day' in the United States. Many Canadians show their respect by wearing a poppy. November 11th was the day chosen to remember [although we should 'remember' EVERY day] because it was the END of the FIRST World War. [which ended on November 11th, 1918]

In Flanders Field

In Flanders fields the poppies blow

Between the crosses, row on row,

That mark our place; and in the sky

The larks, still bravely singing, fly

Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago

We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,

Loved, and were loved, and now we lie

In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:

To you from failing hands we throw

The torch; be yours to hold it high.

If ye break faith with us who die

We shall not sleep, though poppies grow

In Flanders fields.

Be respectful. Be thankful. And always remember.


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