I have launched my Remembrance Day polls. The best cinematic portrayal of a soldier and the most effective military offensive of the last 200 years. There are two Canadian options, Vimy Ridge and Normandy. I know that Canadians will gravitate to their fallen relatives and that 80% of my traffic is Canadian. I hope that this does not diminish the significance and success of the other nominees. Remembrance Day is about more than just the original war to end all wars that did not end all wars, it should be a day for people all around the world to take a moment in silence and reflect on their fallen brethren. That we might reflect why their sacrifice was important to benefit the lives of future generations. Children who are alive but not yet aware of what happened on this Planet Earth before them.
The loss of life should always be a somber occasion, and we are right to feel sorrow and remorse in the face of it. Each new generation wants to look forward and avoid the difficult choices that sometimes must be made. The fact remains that there are a lot of evil people in the world, and every so often these evil people ascend to power. Many drive themselves insane trying to figure out why evil people hate, but the only thing that defeats strength is strength. It is often said that evil prevails when good people fail to act, and it takes the most courageous people to make the most difficult choices.
On this November 11th, I take a moment of silence to remember the fallen of past wars. May they rest in peace.
"You cannot simultaneously prevent and prepare for war"