Reflections from a newcomer on November 11

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“In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below”…..John McCrae

When Remembrance Day was first observed in 1919 at 11 a.m.—on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month
to commemorate armistice agreement that ended the First World War on Monday, November 11, 1918 the heavy hearts of the wives of the heroes were
still wriggling in pain. When the poppies which grew on the battlefields after World War One, the tears on the faces of the daughters were still fresh.
On every Remembrance Day let’s take the oath that no mother, no child, no wife shed a single drop, lets promise that we unite and spread love
and never use a weapon against each other. We embrace peace over aggression, good over evil, love over hatred, truce over hostility.
We teach every child to find friends in everyone and never hold back any aggression against each other. Let’s spread love and only love. Not a single drop of blood of a single soldier is shed anywhere in the world to respect all of the soldiers who died in First World War!
Let’s make this Remembrance Day a day to remember!