“Pleasure is a sort of oblivion, a forgetfulness. Pain is remembrance, you cannot forget pain.”
- Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh
On the eleventh month, the eleventh day and the eleventh hour – we remember. We remember the world wars, revolutions and major historic battles. Most of all, we should remember the soldiers who protected our country and contributed to our well being. During these well-known historic events, the soldiers fought to protect our right to be Canadian. They risked their lives to protect us all and bring peace to the world. To respect and honour them, we wear a poppy to remember our brave soldiers on Remembrance Day. We mostly remember them when they battled in World War I.
During the First World War, Canadian soldiers fought to protect our right to be Canadian. This is described in the web document by Veterans Affairs Canada, which explains, “They died for us, for their homes and families and friends, for a collection of traditions they cherished and a future they believed in; they died for Canada.” (Why Remember?, p.1) The soldiers sacrificed their lives to protect ours. Without them, we would not have any freedom or rights in the country we live in. We basically would have had nothing. The Canadian soldiers believed they could make a real difference for the future by fighting to preserve our freedom, peace and rights. However, we often assume these rights, values and liberties. These men believed our rights and values were being threatened and without freedom, we cannot have peace. These brave men battled and died to end future wars and we should be grateful for this by ending battles rather than starting them. If we do not remember our fearless soldiers, all the sacrifices they made for us w...
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Areas of Interaction
This personal essay contains three areas of interaction: Approaches to Learning, Community and Service and Human Ingenuity. Approaches to Learning can be related to this essay because I learned the importance remembering our fallen soldiers and how they fought to protect our right to be Canadian. I used formal language to express my ideas. The purpose of this assignment was to create an argumentative essay that engaged the following question: Why should I remember? Community and Service is another area of interaction seen throughout this essay considering that the soldiers fought to protect our country and contributed to our well being. This would be people and their ability to make a difference in the world around them. Human Ingenuity can also be referred since I developed ideas for this essay.
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