Saturday, November 10, 2007

Lest We Forget

On this eve of this Remembrance day, I encourage all Canadians to watch this tribute to Canadian soldiers in honour of the men and women who have sacrificed their "today" that we might have a "tomorrow." Although by nature I am more or less a pacifist, I acknowledge that many of the freedoms that we are blessed with today are a result of the sacrifice that others have made on our behalf. I don't take our freedoms in this country lightly. There are many places in the world where individuals are persecuted for speaking their mind, acknowledging their beliefs and speaking out about injustices. There are many of us, who have lost relatives somewhere down the line in our ancestry because of their differences or unwillingness to blindly follow those with power. Although I do not believe that all wars fought are justified, I have a great respect for the soldiers who have chosen to actively stand up for our beliefs and values and to fight for our freedoms. At the same time, I feel that we all have a responsibility. Even without an active war in this country, it is still possible for our freedoms to slowly be usurped. I hope that we will all have the courage to stand up and support our neighbours when we know that something is wrong and I hope that when the time comes, there will be someone there to stand up for us.

19 comments:

The Fool said...

Well said, Nomad. We stand together.

Have a peaceful Remembrance Day.

The Fool said...

Well said, Nomad. We stand together.

Have a peaceful Remembrance Day.

Steffi said...

Great post and tribute to Canadian soldiers,Carla!Very good and interesting!

philosophyoflife said...

Deeply emotive and a poignant reminder for us all to reflect on this Remembrance Sunday...

Guilty Secret said...

Well said, Carla. I'm really pleased to see how many tributes are being made out in the blogosphere today. Yours was a beautifully thoughtful one.

Carla said...

Fool, A peaceful Remembrance Day to you as well.

Steffi, Thanks. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Carla said...

Philosophy of Life, Yes, I agree.

Guilty Secret, I need to check out what others have done for tributes. I have not yet had time, but will do so this afternoon.

Sirdar said...

Great post Carla....Great post. You've said some things that I believe a lot of people believe.

dawn said...

Thank your for such a moving tribute to our fallen and the men and women who put their life on the line every day. I hope you don't mind, I have added you to the list on my post.

Carla said...

Sirdar, Thanks so much, but the real honour today goes to all those who have served so that we can have the freedoms that we do.

Dawn, I feel honoured. The other posts that you've listed have wonderful tributes. I've most enjoy reading them. Thanks.

Beccy said...

How beautifully written and I totally agree with your sentiments.

My 11 year old daughter has been learning about WW1, it's so very important that we remember all those brave enough to fight for us to live in a land of freedom.

Robocop said...

Excellent post. I salute our Canadian brethren. Have a good Remembrance Day. God Bless!

VE said...

Very nice and I won't even ruin it with some dumb witty comment.

TK Kerouac said...

Great post Carla...We had a few moments of reflection in mass yesterday

Carla said...

Beccy, It certainly is important to learn about those events. Hopefully our countries will never have to see another war so destructive as the great wars.

Robocop, I hope you had a wonderful day as well. Peace to you.

Carla said...

VE,I'm sure that you will have lots more opportunity to leave your witty comments.

Tracey, Thanks. It was a very solemn day, wasn't it?

Mark said...

THanks for sharing. It is important for us to remember those who have served and perserved our way of life. Thanks for sharing the video.

Emma in Canada said...

I can't see the video as I'm at work, but your post was very touching.

Carla said...

Mark, You are most welcome. I think it's important to remember those who have sacrificed themselves for what we have.

Emma, Thank you. I am glad that you found it so. I do hope that you have a chance to watch the video. It is very moving.