I cannot recall a Remembrance Day that has not been raw and gray. I am thankful to the generations before me for the sacrifices that they suffered so that I may be able to live my life free, with prosperity and peace. I hope that our children and our grandchildren live without the violence of war. Too many children today in the Middle East and Africa are born into violent conflict.
Based on human nature, it appears to be unlikely that future generations could live without being touched by war of some type. It is in our nature. I just hope that territorial aggression can be supressed and channeled enough to protect the world from the catastrophes of total world war - the tragedy of the 20th century.