A Week of Remembering – A Scientist Speaks

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

15 Comments

    1. Clanmother says:

      Vielen Dank für Ihre guten Wünsche. Sunshine in Vancouver. Alles Gute für Sie …

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    2. Clanmother says:

      Vielen Dank – das Wetter ist sonnig in Vancouver! Haben Sie ein wunderbares Wochenende!

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  1. lizziejoy10 says:

    You are so right Rebecca. I believe that we must embrace peace in our own lives, before we can see the ultimate manifestation of peace in our world. In the much quoted words of Gandhi: “We must BE the peace we want to see in the world.” Bless you for sharing your way of peace.

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    1. Clanmother says:

      Thank you for re-affirming my thoughts on seeking peace. We all long for peace within our world, but are at a loss on how to stop the anguish of war. The only place I know where to begin is me. And I find that is not as easy as it seems. It is one day at a time….thank you for your blessing…

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      1. lizziejoy10 says:

        One day at a time, one step at a time, is just fine. Onwards and Upwards!!

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      2. Clanmother says:

        You are so right!!! Onwards and upwards!!!

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  2. Gallivanta says:

    Thanks for liking my item on Peace at Mona Vale. I sought out the Peace Rose because it was my grandmother’s favourite rose but, as an afterthought it occurs to me that it is the perfect rose to be in full bloom for Remembrance Day.

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    1. Clanmother says:

      It is a perfect rose!! Your grandmother had an understanding of beauty. Thank you so much for your visit and encouraging comments. Looking forward to our ongoing dialogue…

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  3. So many times we “cut ourselves short” by thinking that we, as small insignificant people with little power can’t make a difference. That is incorrect! Our positive daily conduct and love shown to others makes a huge difference. Let us not “just look on”.

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    1. Clanmother says:

      Well said!! Looking on is not an option anymore. As Edmund Burke once said: “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”

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  4. cindy knoke says:

    Love this series you are doing!

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    1. Clanmother says:

      Thank you – your comments are always so encouraging…

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  5. Amazing rose picture!!!

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    1. Clanmother says:

      Thank you for stopping by and for your encouraging comments! I always liked Henry David Thoreau’s idea about roses: “Truths and roses have thorns about them.” I look forward to our ongoing dialogue!

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