Lest we forget
Every year, the mantra we hear on Remembrance Day is, “lest we forget”. It is the reminder of the fallen soldiers who have died in wars that our country has been involved in. One article I read said, “The phrase encapsulates our desire to remember the past tragedy and sacrifice and ensure that such bloody catastrophe never happens again.”
As I reflected recently on this phrase I’ve heard for most of my life at remembrance day observances over the years, the thought that came to mind for me is even though I wasn’t alive during the great wars of the 20th century, how can I forget? indeed, how can any of us forget? The tragedy and travesty of war is an ever present reality in the world we live in today. One figure I read was that there are currently 40 wars being fought right in our own time. There are wars in the middle East, Iran, Afghanistan, Syria and so many other places. Conflicts in one form or another are a reality which plague our world and cause so much death and destruction. Read More.
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