A Week of Remembering – A Writer Speaks

“If ye break faith with us who die We shall not sleep, though poppies grow,” Kansas City, 1918, Ernest Hemingway signed up for Red Cross duty to become an ambulance driver in Italy. In May of that year, he arrived in Paris  to find a city under bombardment from German artillery; by June, he was…

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…

A Week of Remembering – A Voice from the Past

“We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,” Remembrance Day gives poignancy to humanity’s longing for the end of war.  The only way to avoid violence is to understand conflict – what it is and how to respond in a way that promotes peaceful solutions and outcomes.  There have…

A Week of Remembering

“We shall not sleep, though poppies grow In Flanders fields.” On November 11th, Canada will observe Remembrance Day.  On that day, we will remember the members of our armed forces who have died in the line of duty. Across Canada, there will be a moment of silence at the 11th hour.  In the year 1918,…