At Borderless – Remembrance Day or Veterans Day – writings for November 11th’
My friend, you would not tell with such high zest To children ardent for some desperate glory, The old Lie: Dulce et decorum est Pro patria mori*. -- Dulce et Decorum Est, Wilfred Owen (1893-1918) *Translated: "It is sweet and fitting to die for the homeland."
On 11th November, we remember the men who gave up their lives to win wars for those in power. Remembrance Day started as an annual event after the First World War (28th July, 1914- 11the November, 1918) more than a hundred years ago, in memory of soldiers — some of who were lost in the battle grounds, whose remains never got back to their families. Some of these men who fought were from countries that were subservient to colonial powers who started the war and some, like the soldier-poet…
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