Lest We Forget

11 Nov

Blog Post #202

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

~ Laurence Binyon

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Today is Remembrance Day.

Today we observe two minutes of silence to honour and remember those who have sacrificed their lives — as we do every year at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.

Every year, I wear a poppy and pause for a moment of reflection. I do not do this to glorify war, or to condone combat — I observe the silence every year to remember those that sacrificed their lives so that I can live in freedom — to remember that we need to work for peace that this should never happen again.

Today, I will “Honour, Thank, Remember.”

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