David WildeIn Canada, on November 11, we pay tribute to those fallen heroes who have defended and protected our freedom. Up here, its Remembrance Day, and in the USA, Veterans Day. We also pause, and pray for our soldiers abroad in Iraq, Afghanistan, Cyprus, Sierra Leone, Somalia and elsewhere in our troubled world.
We pray for the families who have lost a hero in recent battle or service for their country. We pray that our government leaders will do their best to reduce conflicts in the world, and reduce the risk of unnecessary loss of civilian and military lives. We pray that those who have recently voted, have taken these issues to heart before they cast their ballot.
Two minutes of silence at 11:00 am, 11/11/2008. We will remember them.