Remembrance Day, established a long time ago
To honour the fallen, to let new generations know
The sacrifices made, and so many lives paid.
Our freedom won in wars under the sun and dark night raid.
Again, and again people have offered their lives
to protect and ensure others survive.
As we remember actions of the dead and the brave,
Practice diligence for peace of the world to save.
Too many lives are lost.
Evil demands too high a cost.
Absence of love allows evil to grow;
So, let us make sure love will flow.
Respect ones who have gone before.
Care for each other, seek justice for more.
Remember past lives given, by living for peace
And walk with compassion ‘til wars finally cease.
Trudy M. Davies, Langley Writers’ Guild