Sunday, 11 November 2018

Lest We Forget ...

Armistice Day

The final day of the First World War, or as it was also known, the Great War. The eleventh hour, of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month, one hundred years ago today, November 11, 1918.

"The war to end all wars," a term said to be originally coined by H.G. Wells and used by several others since, was clearly utopistic. Unfortunately, the "war to end all wars" had not succeeded in ending war after all. A few short years later, the world would be at it again, followed by a plethora of still other wars.

Some might argue that we're at the brink of yet another global war. I hope not, yet when we look back to the earliest of ancient history, this "sin" does seem firmly rooted in our DNA. Will we ever learn to truly live at peace with one another? Will the guns ever truly go silent?

So today, on this Remembrance Day, I am taking time out to remember. In honour of my wife's parents, who both served in the Canadian military during WWII, and in honour of all others who also served, I take time out to say, Thank You. But I also take time out to pray for the day that mankind will not just remember, but also remember enough to never to let it happen again. Peace.

Lest We Forget …

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