On the twelfth, at the Cenotaph, Her Majesty The Queen , The Duke of Edinburgh, and other members of the Royal Family are to attend the Remembrance Day service. It seems particularly fitting that citizens in the United Kingdom and Canada should be remembering the dead of war and reflecting upon the causes and consequences of the massive conflicts of our past, given the recent deaths of so many members of the Canadian Forces .
Our Earth has had a bloody past, and I am not convinced that we're not going to see battles of the same ferocity in the future—but here's to hoping that our present conflicts, be they in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan or elsewhere, never reach the levels that our conflicts in past situations had ascended to. It is important, perhaps now more than ever, to seek a way to resolve our issues without resorting to the sword—or, at least, to be damned sure then when we unsheate that sword, we're entirely understanding and supportive of the reasons for doing so. In war, there is no room for mistakes or misunderstanding.
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