Saturday, November 11, 2017

Lest We Forget

It's Remembrance Day 2017 and while we should remember the sacrifices of war and those who fought and still fight for us, each and every day - today is set aside to make sure that we don't forget.  In my comfortable house with the furnace pumping warm air and the snow chilled quiet outside marred only by a few squirrels, war is hard to imagine.   Hearing newscasts of far off battles saddens me but  it's the first hand experiences that make the horror of war and the sacrifice that those who fight for justice, what they endure - real.

Remembrance Day makes sure that we don't forget, that we always remember.  Remember that it's people like us, our neighbours and friends who became and still become the everyday heroes in situations we can't imagine.  So today we honour them by participating in the ceremonies in person or even by television.  Being present in whatever way works for you.

I write about heroes every day but they're fictional heroes.  Today we get to honour the real heroes.  Remembrance Day - today is their day.  

Thank you.


1 comment:

Diwakar said...

Hello Ryshia Kennie. I am a Pastor from Mumbai, India. I am glad to stop by your profile on the blogger and the blog post. I am also blessed and feel privileged and honored to get connected with you as well as know you and about your interest. Your post "Lest We Forget" reminds of the Heroes of our respective nations who have sacrificed their lives to give us freedom or protect the interest of our countries. I am also more reminded of the Biblical Heroes who are inspiration and encouragement to fight the good fight, run the race and keep the faith. I love getting connected with t he people of God around t he globe to be encouraged, strengthened and praying for one another. I have been in the Pastoral ministry for last 38 yrs in this great city of Mumbai a city with a great contrast where richest of rich and the poorest of poor live. We reach out to the poorest of poor with the love of Christ to bring healing to the brokenhearted. We also encourage young and the adults from the west to come to Mumbai to work with us during their vacation time. We would love to have you come to Mumbai to work with us during your vacation time. I am sure you will have a life changing experience. Looking forward to hear from you very soon. God's richest blessings on you, your family and friends. My email id is: dhwankhede(at)gmail(dot)com and my name is diwakar wankhede.