Time for being thankful for our freedom
Contact: Rose Marie Harris
Thursday, October 30, 2003 - As another Veterans Week approaches, Saint
Lucians are being encouraged to pause to remember and to think of the lessons
that past conflicts have taught the nation – mainly that people should
appreciate the blessings of freedom.
“The yearly observance should serve as a constant reminder of the high cost of
freedom and the price that the generation that went before us had to pay for the
promise of a peaceful world. It is easy for those of us who have spent almost
all our lives in peace times, to make little of the efforts and sacrifice of
those who died in the service of our country as we knew it then, or even to
understand why they answered the call to serve. Peace has lulled us into
complacency and we are gradually losing our sense of commitment to the ideals of
freedom, unity, love of country and humanity, sense of honour and duty and
dedication to the principles by which we should live.”
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