Not to be worried, this post will not be a “Coles Notes” version of the literary classic, “War and Peace” by Leo Tolstoy…
Most of us have been spared the horrors of war; however, there are many today living in that nightmare. The fragile balance between war and peace can easily tip in a heartbeat at the whim of evil.
When I think of my dad, who was just a young guy (the same age as my grandsons) when he signed up to serve in WW11, I wonder if he had any idea what he was getting into. I’m sure not..he never talked about his experience, and I’m guessing he buried it deep inside.
Today, information is received at the moment. We can see the devastation as it’s happening. In the 1940s, months may go by without news reaching families back home on the safety or whereabouts of their loved ones on the battlefield. Can you imagine what that would have been like?
Somehow, this Remembrance Day has so much more significance. Are we naive to believe that there will ever be peace? Can we “Imagine” like John Lennon once did?