This week there are remembrance days in whole Europe, the Commonwealth and the United State. The beginning was yesterday Commonwealth Remembrance day, today is Veteran's Day in the U.S. and Remembrance Day in Belgium and France and next Sunday will be Volkstrauertag in Germany. No matter which actual day it is, for us all a chance to think of those who gave their lives to create the freedom we're all make use of day by day:
We are blessed that our generation doesn't have to undergo the cataclysmic horrors of the wars that devastated our continent a hundred years and again seventy years ago. We grew up in a time of understanding and cohesion. We experience this every day when we exchange email, blog entries or Facebook posts with kindred spirits cross-border. In my view this is a result of the combined efforts of the so-called 'free world' and thus let me take a moment to mention all those who gave their lives to afford us this luxury.
Lest we forget !
"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same."