Lest we forget

I always feel torn on Remembrance Day.

On one hand I feel a mixture of sadness, pride and patriotism for those that have died in the service of our country. That’s the mainstream view we all hear and see and feel.

But on the other I feel angry that our soldiers were off fighting wars and putting their lives at risk in the first place.

War is a bunch of old rich men sending young poor men to die. It’s been like this for all time. And that’s a tragic shame.

Love those who are left, and never forget those who were lost, but resolve – NEVER AGAIN

Sad state of affairs

Canada’s parliament came under attack yesterday from what appears to be a lone gunman, who launched two separate attacks within blocks of each other and then was killed. Although the main parliamentary building was full of MPs for weekly caucus meetings, no one was injured. The prime minister and opposition leaders were all reported safe. But a soldier standing guard at the nearby Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, where the first shooting took place, died of his injuries.

Sad day all around. You hear about this happening elsewhere in the world smug in the thought that it would never happen here . . . and then it does.

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