Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day
Remembrance Day

Are they dead that yet speak louder than we can speak, and a more universal language? Are they dead that yet act? Are they dead that yet move upon society and inspire the people with nobler motives and more heroic patriotism? ~Henry Ward Beecher

One of my grandfathers was killed in the first few month of World War II, and his wife raised 2 kids by herself. My other grandfather was killed during the Russia Finland War 1939-1940 and his wife raised their son. My father's life was forever affected by Leningrad Siege that started on 8 September 1941. It is hard to find a family in Russia which is not affected by the Second World War.

Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding. - Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

There was never a good war or a bad peace. - Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

It is possible to live in peace. - Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)

They shall beat their swords into ploughshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. - Isaiah, II:4

Peace is the respect for the rights of others. (El respeto al derecho ajeno es la paz)- Benito Juarez (1806-1872)

Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God. - Matthew, V:9

Establishing lasting peace is the work of education; all politics can do is keep us out of war. - Maria Montessori (1870-1952)

Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice. - Baruch Spinoza (1632-1677)