Respect. Remember.

Respect Your Elders

Tomorrow is Remembrance Day up here in Canuckle-land. I suppose that our neighbours to the South would be celebrating Veteran’s Day. Either way, this message is universal…


Please observe your two minutes of silence at the appropriate time.


Honestly.

Nothing is more disrespectful than carrying on what you are doing while the dead are being honoured for giving us a better world.

I don’t agree with war, even though I believe it is part of human nature to lean towards conflict.

However, the brave men and women of the past deserve our respect for winning our freedom from the forces of evil.

I am not normally preachy on here (at least, I try not to be preachy in a negative way), but this particular issue is very important to me. No, I don’t have any relatives that I know of that fought in the war. But that doesn’t mean that I can’t hold those soldiers in high regard.



Lest We Forget

This is one of my favourite poems. It is touching.

It is one of the most famous pieces of writing that came out of the World Wars. You can read the story about the poem here.

Please take a moment to read and reflect…


In Flanders Fields
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.

(Poem by John McRae – May 03, 1915)


Rest in peace, heroes.

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