Lest We Forget

Lest we forget

The ironic concept that for peace we first have to fight.

By Jamie McAnsh

As a former veteran, I understand the concept of loss.

However, I can not even begin to imagine the moment the troop landed on the beaches of Normandy 75 years ago.

We take for granted so much these days, we almost find reasons to moan and complain. It is the easiest thing in the world to find a reason not to be happy with another person, we can get frustrated if we choose to and we can get angry at any time we wish for the smallest of reason.

So I ask you during this time as we remember those who lost their lives during an ironic fight for peace that we look at those around us and offer empathy that they may be having a bad day, smile because you may be the only person to smile at that person today. Say hello to someone because that person may be lonely and you may be the only friendly voice they hear today. Be kind and remember that all those lives were lost for peace.

“Treat everyone with politeness and kindness, not because they are nice, but because you are.” 
― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart