Wednesday, November 3, 2010
I know this is a bit early, posting about November 11th. But I wanted to give all of you the opportunity to plan to pause and remember them.
Here in Canada, we call it Remembrance Day. It was on November 11th in 1918, very early in the morning, the armistice was signed. Six hours later, at 11 a.m., the guns of the First World War went silent. They needed that time in order to get all notice of a cease fire out to all soldiers.
Nowadays, as our veterans of both world wars dwindle in numbers, we often remember all our veterans of all conflicts and wars, and thank them for their contributions to peace. It is unfortunate that peace sometimes has to be made instead of kept, and I admire how the citizens of the USA proudly support their troops. But regardless of your feelings towards war, it is without a doubt the sacrifices made by these men and women that has allowed us to live in peace.
Next week, as November 11th draws closer, and then on that day, at 11 a.m., join a service somewhere and remember those who fought and died.