Today is Remembrance Day. Like many Canadians, I’m acutely aware of how the sacrifices of my grandparents affected our lives to this day.

Both my grandfathers faught in World War II.

I don’t believe I can truly understand the horrors of war, as I have never experienced it first-hand (and I’m thankful I haven’t). I’ve tried often over the years to understand it, yet it is an impossible task. In recent years, the war in Bosnia could be argued as a “just war,” as it was in defense of human rights. The same example can be applied to World War II, which was faught again the evils of totalitarian, repressive regimes.

I had my moment of silence today for the veterans. But considering we still have a world full of war, hate and violence, there is still miles to go before we sleep.



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