Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Remembrance Day

It is the eleventh of November, Remembrance Day here in Canada.

I don't have much to say, but we have many people to thank.

I hope you all wore your poppies.


LastBestAngryMan said...

I'm glad to see that the rest of the world still commemorates the Great War; down here in the US, today is "Veteran's Day," a worthwhile holiday to be sure...but is barely recognized even as such. Most of my students (private school..no day off).

Still I feel that WWI veterans deserve more recognition than they get, especially here, given how very few of them are left. Any day now, firsthand experience of the Great War can pass from living memory. And I can count the handful of people I know who realize or care.

Sorry for the mini rant.

1337W422102 said...

No need to apologize.

I feel the same way. It's going to be a dark day indeed when people forget.

I think that a lot of people nowadays just can't relate to WWI because of how long ago it's been. Many people have WWII stories (or survivors) in their families, but I guess WWI was just so long ago.

That's no excuse, though. If we don't remember the past and learn, the future will indeed be grim.

Thanks for taking the time to read and post.

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