There is a lot on the radio these days about Remembrance Day and rightly so. As we did our exercise routine this morning, one radio talk show host expounded at great length about how those who served in the Great Wars, sacrificed so much to gain us the freedoms we now enjoy. She further lamented that these freedoms were now being removed or eroded by those currently in authority, who are making us stay indoors, lock down our businesses, limit social gatherings, wear masks, maintain social distance and adhere to a curfew. I feel that she is totally missing the point.
They sacrificed so that we might live in freedom. Now, it is OUR TURN TO SACRIFICE so that others may LIVE, so others do not GET SICK, so that their own and other businesses and schools can SAFELY STAY OPEN, so our nurses and doctors can KEEP PACE with the ever increasing case load, until a vaccine or treatment allow us to return to whatever normal remains. Herd immunity gained by continuing on as if there is no pandemic is a very dangerous process. It is not our right to choose who should live and die or who can have full freedom and who must stay hidden away. The rights of those who choose not to adhere to the current local, rules during the pandemic are only their rights, if they do not infringe on another person’s rights. Suck it up, Buttercup, so we can all get through this. Make that most noble sacrifice. Sorry for the rant.
Now, back to the reason for this day:
I need say no more than “take a moment out of your day at 11:00 AM on the 11th day of the 11th month to remember”.
We must not forget
those who sacrificed so much
to give us freedom.