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In the political trenches, Vimy Ridge fights for the issue of the day

From Tuesday's Globe and Mail

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  1. Peter Kells from Ottawa, Canada writes: Perhaps the best speech Mr. Harper could make is no speech - instead bow his head in 2 minutes of silence as a sign of respect for the participants in the killing frenzy that we call Great War. All of the platitudes about heroic motives are but hollow words from people who have no life experience to draw from that can remotely approach an understanding of what the soldiers of the Great War suffered or what motivated them. To engage in such rhetoric is an insult to the soldier's memories and to their sacrifice. I think an earlier generation got it right - the best we can offer them is the respect exemplified in 2 minutes of silence and a committment to make sure that it never happens again - to fulfill the original hope that it would have been a "...war to end all wars!"

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