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