Remembering, Gratitude, Unite – Remembrance Day

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At a time when the world seems divided with so many fears of uncertainty, it’s a time to remind that we all still have a choice to unite, not only to make America great again, but help to make the world great again. Strength is in numbers, not held solely in the hands of an elected official. It’s the numbers that put these officials in power. The damage is done, as has been in all wars. It’s now up to all of us to work hard at being kind and compassionate to our fellow man.

 

Today I went out on my balcony for a breath of fresh air, and something which stares me blatantly in the face every time I do so, became so much more polarizing. An apartment in a building across from mine flies the Canadian flag proudly every day. I watched as it danced in the wind in all its glory and served as a reminder that no matter how much I’m unhappy about the state of our economics in my province, and particularly my city, that I am grateful for the many other things we have in this country.

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Tomorrow is Remembrance Day, a day to reflect and remember all those Vets who fought for many of our countries for freedom. November 11th – the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month is when we take a pause for a single moment of silence to pay our respect and remembrance for those who fought and died in battle for us, to end hostility.

 

Despite the loss of life, the world didn’t seem to learn after that war, as the second World War emerged only two decades later. In the decades that followed, more wars around the world ensued and still, there’s a nagging question mark lurking in the minds of many, wondering if it’s only a matter of time until the third World War might actually happen.

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War never solved anything, and still will never. Enough already! We all need to look into our hearts and bring back love, human compassion and brotherhood, think about our actions and the ripple effect they create. It’s up to each and every one of us to unite and stop spilling hatred because there are truly some dangerous minds that are so easily swayed by propaganda, the stepping stone of where injustice begins.

 

I do love the USA and all my American friends. And anybody who knows me well, knows how much I adore Arizona, but given the climate of the world right now, I’m reminded that I’m proud to be Canadian, with all its warts and I’d never dream of giving up my citizenship. And so, tomorrow I’ll wear my crimson poppy proudly, to remind of all who’ve fallen on the battlefields, and for where the poppies bloomed amidst one of the worst battlegrounds, Flanders Field, and the bloodshed, serving to remind that we should never want to repeat a history of hatred.

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Thank you Marian Beaman for adding this link to the original poem written by John McCrea in 1915 while on the battlefield – Flanders Field https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6BlOkpdkg8&w=560&h=315%5D 

 

 

23 thoughts on “Remembering, Gratitude, Unite – Remembrance Day

  1. How little we in the US know of our neighbor to the north! The news flows north; seldom south. I knew of the Canadian Thanksgiving, but not Remembrance Day. Same purpose, same sentiment as the US equivalent Veterans Day.

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  2. This is so beautiful and inspiring, Deb. Thank you, my friend, for reminding us that we have a choice in how to behave toward our sisters and brothers. I reblogged this on TinaFrisco.com (https://tinafrisco.com/2016/11/10/remembrance-day-tribute-by-d-g-kaye/) and said: Remembrance Day in Canada, as well as Veterans Day in the U.S., are set aside to honor all those who fought for our freedom. In her inspiring post, D.G. Kaye reminds us that during this time of upheaval and uncertainty, it is in our best interest to remember that we can choose how we behave toward our sisters and brothers across the globe.Will we divide across fear-based lines of prejudice and hatred, or will we unite under love-inspired hoops of kindness and compassion? ❤

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  3. What we all need to hear: “War never solved anything, and still will never. Enough already! We all need to look into our hearts and bring back love, human compassion and brotherhood, think about our actions and the ripple effect they create. It’s up to each and every one of us to unite and stop spilling hatred because there are truly some dangerous minds that are so easily swayed by propaganda, the stepping stone of where injustice begins.” Thanks Debby! Shared!!!

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  4. Well penned Debby. It would be a dream come true if we would wake up to a world with no confrontation, no differences, no hunger, none of the things that cause war. A world of peace. I think it would make all of those that have given their lives in all the wars finally smile.
    Your post really touched my heart and soul. Kudos.

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  5. Thank you for sharing your heart and beautiful and timely reflections so eloquently my dear friend, of the need to put an end to all wars, but we just don’t seem to learn history’s lessons do we? When I lived in California, we proudly flew the US flag and the Union Jack on what, as we both know, is called Veteran’s Day. Flanders Field (that tragically beautiful poem) always makes me cry. We wear our poppies proudly and hope and pray for peace and love to rule our hearts, starting one person at a time. Those two minutes’s silence are even more important than ever. Love & hugs to you dear Debby ❤ xoxo

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