Remembrance Day 2013

RDay 2013

There has been a lot of talk lately about Remembrance type ceremonies and if they perpetuate war.  People, I suspect it is people who seldom attend or have no real connection to the experience, are refusing to go.

I used to live in Canada.   4th generation Canadian who grew up in a country mainly known for peace keeping and being incredibly polite.  I didn’t know anyone who had served in the war and I certainly didn’t know anyone who was in the army.  I never lost a moment of sleep worrying that anyone might not come home.

My “engagement” in Vietnam was from a safe distance looking on at things I vaguely understood. Continue reading