How do you observe Remembrance Day?
Remembrance Day – Lest We Forget
We always say that – Lest We Forget-, but I think many of us do forget. For me personally, I have never had a connection with anyone who has fought in wars, especially not from back in the early 1900s. Depending on who you are and who your family is, you may have a different understanding and connection to this day.
I say that many of us forget, because these are not peaceful times. There are protests (granted, for good causes, but protests nonetheless), wars, weapon advancements, prejudice, etc. The Great War was not the war to end all wars. It was a catalyst to create further hatred and harm. We must remember who has fought for this country, whether they are a soldier with a gun or a soldier for social justice and otherwise. There are several people fighting for this country now, and have died fighting for their country.
It may be impossible to remember every figure in history, but I think we need to remind ourselves that Remembrance Day can stand for much more than those we lost in WWI. I’m certainly no political and historical expert, but I can remind you to think about every type of warrior we have in this world fighting for the environment, literacy, equality, and more.
Remember how lucky you are to live in Canada. Remember how lucky you are that you are alive, some people with more rights than others. What does Remembrance Day mean to you? For me, it’s a reminder that this world needs to change. How do we do that? I wish I knew.
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