Remembrance Day is a time to remember those who have
fought for us and been so brave, so we can live in a freer nation.
But, it "also serves as a painful and tragic reminder that despite the hope that the carnage of World War 1 would make it the 'war to end all war', we are still a long way away from achieving the lasting peace that was perhaps naively envisioned but that we nevertheless still desire."
I took this quote from a speech that the Mayor of Toronto said this morning and it can be easily forgotten that despite the awareness we have each November 11th, we will still be having this same ceremony next year, remembering even more Canadian soldiers who have died in war. History shows that there won't be an end to warfare in the near future, but that doesn't mean we can't strive for it.
My heart goes out to all the soldiers, families of those, and of course to anyone who has lost their loved one in battle.
November 11th, 2010
lest we forget