For it is never free, but comes with a price….

So it is November 11. Another day to mark the Veterans’ Day or as in the Commonwealth, they say it is as Remembrance Day a.k.a. Poppy Day or Armistice Day. So this day, 93 years ago, with the signing of the treaty, the hostilities formally ended “at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. Still, years later, the stories told through the generations of the families is what keeps the memories alive.

For me, it’s not just the soldiers, but all military personnel who laid their lives in the line of duty. Ironical isn’t it, when they say freedom is free; because in reality it comes with a price.

Lest We Forget

What do we forget when we remember
What are the stories left untold
What do we think each November
As we march down that glory road
As we march down that gory road

One hundred million
Don’t come home from war
Another eight hundred million
Who lived to bear its scar
Who lived to bear its scar

Lest we forget
What they were dying for
Lest we forget
What they were killing for
Lest we forget
What the hell it was for

What do we forget when we remember…– Owen Griffiths

But fame is theirs – and future days
On pillar’d brass shall tell their praise;
Shall tell – when cold neglect is dead –
“These for their country fought and bled.”
~Philip Freneau

So let this be in their memory…

As I head to the country, there would be a number of thoughts to ponder over, specially on the subject of freedom. Freedom, the extent doesn’t necessarily solely focus on war, but on our basic civil rights as well. It’s a heavy price to pay for, so there must be a way in which we can give it back to the world. Well, there go my gray cells on the run !!

Meanwhile, have a great weekend, my fellow bloggers and readers !!






About ....the little thread of thoughts

through five yrs of med school, and now taking a 2 yr break before post-grad working in mission hosp in India; 'm one of ur norm' everyday ppl. Nothing dramatic goin' on in my life, but it's not so quiet either. Just "a lot of happenings". So, hi there n Have a great day :) View all posts by ....the little thread of thoughts

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