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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Remembering

I find it sad and disappointing that remembrance day comes and goes without any acknowledgment or respect anymore. Around 20 million people died in that war. Isn't that crazy? I think because it's such a huge unfathomable number it's easy to distance you

Posted on Wed, Nov 12, 2008 at 7:38 PM

I find it sad and disappointing that remembrance day comes and goes without any acknowledgment or respect anymore. Around 20 million people died in that war. Isn't that crazy? I think because it's such a huge unfathomable number it's easy to distance yourself from it. But each one of those numbers is a human being. Millions of soldiers - little boys dying alone. To think of my own brother dying by himself on a field is enough to make me sick. And we can't even be bothered to pin poppies to our coats? All it amounts to is a little sense of glee for university kids knowing that they have a day off? Mocking the dead for the sake of a comedy show?

I also can't help but think that these are also good things. That people died so that we could lead a full, free life - free to make our own choices and forget the horrors of the past. But we should always stop to glance back, once in a while...

so if you have the chance, take a moment to think about those millions, and just how lucky we are to be here - and happy - today.

Sad today

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