Today is Remembrance Day and throughout the Villages of Almaguin services are being held for those lost and those still serving to keep Canada safe. As Canadians we are very well respected by other countries not only as allies in the time of war but for our diplomacy in times of peace. As time passes the “great wars” are not as remembered buy the young and it is our obligation and duty to educate our children and grand children about the sacrifices made by everyone. The soldiers who fought, the people displaced because of war all have suffered and the endless political rhetoric that continues seems to keep forming and fueling today’s atrocities all over the world. It rests with all of us in society to change and help our children understand conflict resolution, managing to accomplish it without injury and destruction to property, land and life. We need to be diligent in keeping the minds of our youth open, accepting, kind and teach them the negotiating tools to deal with tomorrows conflicts better than we ourselves have done in the past. All that change can not happen, unless in our everyday lives we show youth by example, how we deal with views other than our own using with respect and kindness rather than judgment and animosity. Start resolving disagreements at home and work without violence and instill empathy in our youth for the plight of others. A strong people Stand Up for others and Stand Down on judgment.
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