I think it’s safe to say based on my personal experiences of late that, many people around my age or younger don’t really remember 11 November each year or indeed support it. I don’t think it’s because of a lack of respect, but that they don’t agree with wars.
However, the two are very different.
In my adult life, I strive to do my bit to help eradicate all forms of discrimination which those in the past did paying the greatest price. It should not be forgotten that, British and Commonwealth soldiers died fighting racism.
If they had failed, what would the UK be like now?
I surely would not have been born in Liverpool, because I doubt the regime would have allowed My Mum to even look at a man of colour never mind have a child with him. I too don’t forget that, whilst My Mum was a girl in Liverpool, bombs were dropping around her and my family.
Racism and other discrimination issues are not perfect in Britain and there is still much to be done, but this shouldn’t be to the detriment of forgetting those who never came home whilst trying to prevent the demise of others because of their race.
Lest We Forget… Racism Ruins Lives.
This has been a… remembering 11 November, ‘View from the Bottom’.
Take care, Max x.
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