posted on Nov, 10 2012 @ 04:58 AM
At eleven o'clock GMT in the UK tomorrow many will observe two minuets of silence in remeberance of those who served, and those who made the ultimate
sacrifice in the defence of freedom in two world wars, the subsequent conflicts, and the ongoing service, and sacrifice in current theater's of
Those of us that make use of forums such as this one owe those who made, and continue to make these sacrifices our gratitude for our freedom to be
able to freely express our views, and share information. You like me will probably have heard it said that the First World War was a futile waste of
life however I would place a bet that people living today in Belgium, and Alsace Lorraine would not support that view. Those who fought in what was
known in the Great War as it was known, by and large did so because they believed they knew the difference between right, and wrong, so it is a slight
to their memory, and sacrifice to say that they naively gave their all for nothing.
The reasons for the start of Second World War are many but once again the fight against the aggressor was for the freedom of self determination, and
the expression of independent thought. As to the conflicts that have been, and are being fought you have the freedom to express your opposition to
those that initiate, finance, and profit from them if that is your view thanks to those who fought, and died in the conflicts of the past.
A ceremony of rememberance will be taking place somewhere near you tomorrow, will you take a small part of your day to honour the sacrifice made for
your freedom to share your views on ATS. Or if you cannot get to a ceremony you could follow the events, and observe the silence through the media.
If you have children you could use Sunday's ceremony to show how freedom always comes at a high price, and must never be taken for granted.