Lest We Forget

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Lest we forget the anguish and pain,
The price paid for all that liberty could remain
A price paid with the currency of deaths unimaginable,
And with bloodshed and tears that forever may flow

Lest we forget the courage of those men
And women who fought for peace to reign
Loved ones of many from here and afar
Who laid down their lives for freedoms cause

Lest we forget the heart of this nation
United as one to ensure justice was not forsaken
Standing with hope that justice would not hide
Against a foe, formidable and full of pride

Lest we forget the cost of war
Is not measured in gold or silver or ore
But in the anguish and bloodshed of those we have lost
And the heartache and tears of those who have lost.

So in honour and respect we will stand and unite
On this eleventh month on the eleventh day we will declare outright
We will remember,
We will remember,
We. Will. Remember.

I have never really shared any thoughts about this day ever in my history of blogging and doing this. I don’t really know why. So here they are if you wish to know:

We find it easy to forget things in general. Unless something is frequent and done with some regularity things tend to be forgotten. That is why it is necessary to have a day when we remember those who laid down their lives.

War is and will always be a controversial subject. That is fitting because the heart of war is itself controversy. Is it right or wrong? Are soldiers bad for fighting in wars? There are numerous questions we can ask ourselves. None of which really have any place on a day like this.

It is said more people have died in the two world wars than in all of the wars put together that have preceded them. Why did they fight? For their country. For Freedom. For love.

There is no doubt terrible things are done and happen in war. I am not endorsing it. Being against war is one thing but to not show remembrance of those who have fought and do fight so that we can enjoy freedom and relative peace in our nation is to disrespect and dishonour the countless souls who died so that we could have the freedom to disagree.

So lets remember those who died for our sakes.

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