Remembrance Day Reflections:
Each year, starting November 1st, I wear my red poppy:
– In solidarity with the soldiers who lost their precious lives to save us, to ensure the protection of families you and I belong to.
– To remind myself that regardless of who, where and how, war always destroys humans and humanity.
– To remind myself that I DO NOT support war and loss of life of our men and women
– To remind myself that I don’t want to continue placing wreaths around new monuments and I don’t want to forget the living proofs of war disasters
– To remind myself to condemn the ruthless thirst of power and money the game players of the world have…which makes us loose some fine men and women in uniform
On November 11th each year, I spend the morning at my children’s school assembly. I ensure to wear my red poppy while watching the slide show and performances prepared by passionate students.
This year was no different. Listening to the assembly reminded me that we have lost so many precious lives not only fighting for us but also fighting for someone else’s political plots around the globe.
This day was no different than each year making me realise how we forget not only our fallen heroes but also their families. We also don’t seem to serve the physical or emotional needs of our returning soldiers with amputated bodies and shattered minds. We only remember them once a year and then forget the #lestweforget
I hope next November 11th will make us realise the plight of our veterans a bit more…..
“Remembrance Day is observed on 11 November to recall the end of hostilities of World War I on that date in 1918. Hostilities formally ended “at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month”, in accordance with the armistice signed by representatives of Germany and the Entente between 5:12 and 5:20 that morning. (“At the 11th hour” refers to the passing of the 11th hour, or 11:00 am.)”
It is anti war movement, not a celebrating war day.
Remembrance Day is not Glorifying War or Glorifying Fallen Soldiers to motivate our young man and women to be get killed. Its about reflecting how war only brings one thing….
It’s about knowing and contemplating how not to make wrong political moves causing more loss of lives.