A Week of Remembering – A Scientist Speaks

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The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.”

Remembrance Day services honour the fallen.  It is a memorial, a time of giving thanks and a way of showing respect for the members of our armed forces who have died in the line of duty.  But there are many others who have given their legs, arms, eyes, and hearing.  Others suffer post traumatic stress disorder and face an uncertain integration into mainstream society.   Friends and families share their distress as the valiantly support these brave men and women through the rehabilitation process.

Every Remembrance Day, I pledge to honour our armed forces by seeking peaceful solutions in my interactions, supporting just causes, upholding noble efforts and celebrating community.  We can all make a difference.

“Nothing will end war unless the people themselves refuse to go to war.”

“The release of atomic energy has not created a new problem.  It has merely made more urgent the necessity of solving an existing one.”

“The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.”

Albert Einstein