A time to reflect on past sacrifice

Nearly 100 years ago, young men were asked to fight a battle they had little to do with on the other side of the planet.

Nearly 100 years ago, young men were asked to fight a battle they had little to do with on the other side of the planet.

Canadians left their homes to take up arms with the British in muddy dug-out trenches and fields murky with clouds of gas.

If you were lucky enough to make it home when the war ended, it likely came with injuries and psychological affliction from the experience.

At the end of the First World War, there was a sentiment and hope that this would be the last war the world would ever know.

It wasn’t to be however, since the embers left burning in Germany and other places were easily flared up.

Only 20 years after the most grotesque war the world has ever seen, men and women were once again swept up in the fires of war.

It’s difficult to imagine how many lives were lost in these wars, but to get an idea of the local impact, just go look at the local cenotaph. Better yet, attend tomorrow’s ceremony at the Legion to pay respects to the sacrifices made so long ago and still being made by men and women today.

Remembrance Day is about paying tribute to those who have been killed or injured in conflict around the world.

The Remembrance Day schedule begins on Friday, Nov. 11 at 10 a.m. at the Rossland Legion and participants will make their way to the cenotaph 11 a.m.

Following the ceremony at the cenotaph, the Legion will continue with Remembrance Day activity including a stew provided by the Women’s Auxiliary.

 

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