Much for us to remember

It's a time for remembering… every year we have the opportunity to do so publicly and specifically about those who have experienced war.

It’s a time for remembering… every year we have the opportunity to do so publicly and specifically about those who have experienced war.

As time has gone by since the  ‘war to end all wars,’ each generation has thought that there was a generation following them that would have no memory to share on Remembrance Day and each generation has been proven wrong.

From one world war to another, followed by so many ‘smaller’ ones throughout the planet, our entire population has some knowledge of the horrendous loss incurred by mankind’s inability to just get along. We may not have all served but we all have grandparents, parents, uncles, aunts, cousins, brothers, sisters, sons or daughters who have done so.

So take the time on Friday November 11 to remember them… and do what you can to get along with your siblings, your neighbors and your colleagues. Let’s make a difference, develop some tolerance and compassion for our fellow beings and see what happens.

Another thing that we should all be remembering is our opportunity to vote in the upcoming municipal election. I’ve heard far too many people say, “oh, I don’t bother to vote in those, it doesn’t make any difference,” or something similar. To not exercise your right to vote is almost criminal in my mind. If you listen to the candidates, and you have had and will still have ample opportunity to do so, you will find that it does make a difference. So listen, decide and vote… pretty simple.

I know November is a busy month, but there is one event near to my heart that I would love to see you at.

On November 25, the Rotary Club of Invermere is hosting a luau at Copper Point Resort. This is going to be an evening of fun and laughter with a wonderful dinner, a DJ and silent auction. Call it your Christmas party — and relax and enjoy yourself! Tickets are at The Valley Echo office.

Marliyn Berry is publisher of The Valley Echo.

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