Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Lest We Forget...

Today, is a special day, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL).  Just as it is a special day, here in Canada.  And, in some other countries.

Being  Remembrance Day, many people will honour those who stood up for freedom. 

Some people will wear poppies, in support of those who gave of themselves.  Not just those who died standing up for freedom, but also for those who gave parts of their lives and time away from those they loved at home, to do what was right. 

Those who attend Remembrance Day services, will usually lay the poppy they are wearing on a memorial site.

Services are usually held about 11:00 a.m.  Why then? 

On November 11th at 11:00 a.m. 1918, Armistice day began.  This was the date and time when armies stopped fighting during the first world war (WW1).

Remembering those who stood for freedom, is an important thing to do.  At least, it is in my mind.

After all, without them doing this in the past, we would not be enjoying the freedom we have, today.

Freedom is not free.

It comes at a cost.  A cost that is paid for by many.  Sometimes with their lives.

There is no greater love that we can expect from anyone, here on earth.

Just as God's Word, the Bible, tells us, in John 15:13, "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."

May God bless each and every person who has stood up for freedom, in the past.  And, who is doing so, today

And, may God bless you... for wanting to remember and honour those, who have given of themselves, for your freedom.

The Ode of Remembrance
They went with songs to the battle, they were young.
Straight of limb, true of eyes, steady and aglow.

They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted,

They fell with their faces to the foe.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning,

We will remember them.
Lest we forget.
Until next time...
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