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He shall cover thee with His feathers, and under His wings shalt thou find refuge: His truth is a shield and buckler
Psalms 91:4

Be it ours,when we cannot see the face of God, to trust under the shadow of His wings. C.H. Spugeon

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Lest We Forget?

There is much debate about the significance and the honoring of Remembrance Day.

In Flanders's Fields the poppies blow,
between the crosses row on row,

There seems to be occurring, just what the institution of a Day of Remembrance was designed to avoid,
Lest We Forget.

We are forgetting, we are making it just another Statutory Holiday, we are offering to exchange it for Christmas Eve off from work in order to keep the machines of industry and commerce rolling.

Lest We Forget
that the lives that were shed and sacrificed for our freedoms today were given to stop the machines of anarchy which had rolled across Europe.

Lest We Forget
the atrocities and horrors that those men faced in liberating Europe from the devastating effects of Hitler's War Machine.

Lest We Forget
the gas chambers and incineration ovens by which millions of Europeans were slaughtered.

Lest We Forget
that the powers and forces which destroyed the lives of countless generations of people are still alive and present in this world NOW.

Lest We Forget
that our own freedoms are kept by 'A Few Good Men' who while we sleep and work and are afforded a day-off to remember, stand on walls, armed and 'in harm's way' to ensure that our sleep will not be disturbed.

Lest We Forget
the pain and anguish of those who have lost their children and parents in past and present conflicts.

Lest We Forget
that those men did not die in vain and there sacrifice should in no way be diminished because of a lackadaisical attitude which in it's laziness will not take the time to Remember.

Lest We Forget
that in order to stop the insidious evil which seeks only to destroy and enslave, 'good men' must be prepared to go to war and die.

Lest We Forget
those who are imprisoned, enslaved, beaten and oppressed and are powerless in the face of an enemy

Lest We Forget
the cruelties of those who have no regard for human life except their own and will not hesitate to kill any and all who would dare to stand.

Lest We Forget
those who brandish fear like a weapon stilling the voices of the down-trodden.

Lest We Forget
for ONE DAY to pay homage to those who will fight and die, rather than pay bills,
the signs on the shops and stores should read;


I do not understand why anyone would have a problem with this.

Unless of course, they forgot!

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