Lest We Forget/Nevermore


 Remember that tomorrow is Remembrance Day, or Veterans’ Day in the US, if Canada is too boring to remember.  Remember to wear a poppy, if it’s available to you.  I’ve remembered to wear mine for about three weeks.  Remember that this day is not about the wars that have been fought, but the peace that has been achieved.

Remember the Alamo.  Remember the Maine.  Remember that much of the world, especially here in North America, lives safely, stably, happily, and prosperously.  Remember that, all it takes for evil to triumph, is for good men to do nothing.  Remember the members of the Armed Forces, present and past, who have refused to do nothing, and have put themselves in harm’s way, to ensure that we live as we do.

Remember to thank a Service-Person today (and every day).  Remember to shake his or her hand.  Remember to give a hug, if it’s appropriate and welcomed.  Remember to face the flag, and stand quietly and respectfully at 11:00 AM.  Remember that they volunteered to put themselves in harm’s way, so that we wouldn’t be.  It’s the least you can do.

Remember the sacrifices that others have made, that we might have what we do.  Remember those who have lost lives and limbs, and mental and emotional well-being, careers, education and even families, for us and ours.

Remember that a man wearing a helmet and defending our country, is worth more than a man wearing a helmet and defending a football – and should be paid accordingly, but sadly, is not.

Remember that the Canadian Thanksgiving is just past, and the American Thanksgiving is just around the corner.  Remember to take all the things you’re thankful for and understand that those in uniform ensure that we have most of them.

Remember that the Armed Forces are like insurance.  You don’t want to use it, but it’s very nice to have when you must.  If only the American Congress and Canadian Federal Parliament could remember to play nice with others and remember to pay this vital and respected group.

Remember….sshhh, it will soon be 11:00 AM.  Remember what I told you, and stand quietly, respectfully, at attention, for two minutes.  I will.  I’ll be watching, and I’ll be back in a couple of days.


12 thoughts on “Lest We Forget/Nevermore

  1. 1jaded1 says:

    Thank you, Archon. I will. We are hanging on to what they fought for by a tooth and nail.

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  2. Rivergirl says:

    Thank you for remembering.

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  3. Remember that the US didn’t win WW2 by itself. Remember the Canadians, Brits, Aussies, and all other Commonwealth members that held for 2 years while the US dithered. Remember the Anzacs from WW1 fighting in Gallipoli. Remember the Aussies who fought with the US in Vietnam. Remember the women who cared for all the wounded, and took on jobs throughout the second half of the 1900s to assure freedom’s victory. Remember the Native Americans who used their banned languages to ensure security, and remember the Japanese Americans who lost ALL their freedoms – and many, their lives in combat – despite being loyal Americans.

    So much has been forgotten. History has become hearsay. Please, give your two minutes of silence. Then, learn a story and tell it loud and proud. Don’t let so many sacrifices be forgotten. I carry the stories of battle on North American territory, the WW2 Aleutian campaign, and the tales of the Native Alaskans who fought the Japanese alongside Americans and Canadians. Thanks to them, and to all who have given so much to so many.

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    • Archon's Den says:

      Thanx for adding a few more Remembrances. I couldn’t list them all. I actually achieved my two minutes of silence by being asleep. I’m pretty sure I didn’t snore. Awake or asleep, the respect was there. 😎


      • Hate to say it, but I have two things I gotta admit. One, my list was FAR from thorough, missing my beloved Poles among others. Second, I also did my 2 minutes’ silence horizontal, eyes closed. But at attention, I promise …. I think…

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  4. Thank you for these great words.
    We are a United States Air Force family.


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