Rememberance Day: the 11th month on the 11th day at the 11th hour is when the Armistice was signed and World War 1 was officially over.
It was the war to end all wars, but that didn't happen. Now is a time to reflect on the Covid-19 pandemic and realize that this isn't the first of its kind. The "Spanish Flu" that started to circulate at the end of World War 1, killed millions in a worldwide pandemic. It spread more slowly, killed more and affected every nation on this planet.
Whether you agree with or disagree with vaccinations, you need to remember that the men and women of our previous generations died, so that we in Canada could have freedom of speech and of dissent. Remember that these people put their lives on the line to protect us. Should we not do the same for each other?
They gave us the opportunities we have today. You may not think we have moved forward, but we have. We still have a way to go, but we need to continue the fight for freedom, safety and equality for all. As we have seen in the last year, Covid -19 doesn't descriminate: white, black, native, hispanic, gay, straight, male. female, transgender, old or young, Christian, Islamic, Jewish, Buddhist, Hindu it affects everyone. So maybe it's time we learned this one positive lesson:
"We Are All The Same!"
Let's stop fighting and trying to differentiate ourselves from each other and instead come together, respect one another and solve the pressing problems of our world like Climate Change, Food Shortages and Poverty.
Lest We Forget!