Lest We Forget

In a world that feels increasingly divided by the rise of Populism and the threats it poses to democracies everywhere, forgetting and failing to head the lessons of the past is a very real and present danger. Let us never forget the carnage we humans cause when we let hatred and fear of others consume our better selves….

Norm 3.0

In Canada as well as in other British Commonwealth countries today is Remembrance Day – in the United States it is called Veteran’s Day.

No matter where you live or what you call it, November 11th, the anniversary of the armistice that officially ended World War I, is the day that many of us stop to pay tribute to all those who served and sacrificed on our behalf.

If you missed it in previous years you can read this previous post about Why We Wear the Poppy.

This year I thought I’d share this silent tribute in the form of a television ad from our major national telecom supplier Bell Canada. The ad which also ran last year at this time is a modern take on connecting with the past and though not a word is spoken, this one gets me choked up every single time.

My fellow Canadians on here have…

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World’s youngest grumpy old man & heart failure wonder boy. Interests: writing, woodworking, photography, travel, tennis, wine, and I know a bit about power tools.
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5 Responses to Lest We Forget

  1. Thank you for the reminder.

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  2. Dan Antion says:

    Always worth remembering, Norm – Thanks!

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  3. Sometimes, they get it right! The world needs more “get it right” so we don’t lose lives through war or other political issues these days. That includes the wrong kinds of use that the poppies are used for these days.
    Thanks, Norm!

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  4. May sanity prevail and war cease.

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  5. I’m a homeschool mom in the USA. I’m going to teach my kids the poem “In Flanders Fields” today and make poppies to wear. I’ll also show the kids that commercial and pass along the resources you shared to my friends. Thank you for the history lesson!

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