It’s im­por­tant to re­mem­ber the events of the past

LET­TERS

Lethbridge Herald - - READER'S FORUM -

Be­fore be­com­ing too en­thu­si­as­tic about re­mov­ing the past to con­form to the present, it might be in­struc­tive to re­mem­ber the Yad Vashem Holo­caust Mu­seum in Jerusalem as a me­mo­rial to truly sig­nif­i­cant and hor­ri­fy­ing events per­pe­trated upon the Jewish peo­ple dur­ing the Sec­ond World War.

Ev­ery Remembrance Day cer­e­mony con­tains a phrase the Is­raeli peo­ple have learned to re­spect: Lest we for­get. Re­mem­ber­ing events of the past is one of the surest ways to en­sure that they are not re­peated.

Mal­colm Mack­in­non

Le­duc

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