Remembering – 100 years later and an eternal gratitude

I was not there when it ended but I know enough to say that we need to keep on remembering.

I do not think that we could ever repay such a debt of gratitude to the hundreds of thousands of soldiers who died saving the world for us!  I do not think that we could ever fully appreciate their sacrifices, or even share their anxieties, their thoughts and their last sentiments before their young lives were snatched away.

Each time we do such things as raise a gun to someone else, brandish a knife in preparation for a violent act, kill innocent children in the arms of their parents or senselessly through shootings, or each time we complain and criticize about what we do not have or should have, we need to stop for that one moment and remember those selfless young men and women who gave their lives for us over 100 years ago.

We would not be here today were it not for them and their selfless actions, and we must ensure that these pieces of dark history are passed down through generations to come and forever.  We need to take the lessons of 100 years ago and make sure that we and those after us learn them very well.

To know the true meaning of commitment and sacrifice.  To develop more self discipline.  To be more selfless.  To be more tolerant.  To take the examples of 100 years ago and put them into practice.  That is, to use the examples of these many young men and women who gave their lives for us!

We would not be here today were it not for them!  We would not have a future were it not for them and we need to never forget this!

Please, let us make a pact that the next 100 years would be ones where we would do our best to ensure that the great guns of 100 years ago remain silent forever!

Let us walk the walk and not just talk the walk!

Finally, let us take one moment in time today to remember this; the last sound of a boom coming from the last firing of a gun, then total silence punctuated only by the song of birds!

Just my two cents for today.

In gratitude forever

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