Today I wanted to share with you a song that I wrote this week, as thoughts around Remembrance Day came up. To explain this song, here are some statistics from War Child Canada:
-Two-thirds of all casualties in war are children
-One in four children in Afghanistan will die before the age of 5
-18 million children have been forced to leave their homes due to war
-There are more than 300,000 child soldiers fighting in wars worldwide
That said, here is the song. I wrote it from the perspective of a mother who has lost her child due to disease in a war-torn region and then immigrated to Canada. (And I'm sorry I didn't have time to create any images, so although it's on YouTube it's a black screen for most of the song).
It is my belief that on Remembrance Day we should remember all the victims of war, and teach our children about how lucky they are to be born in this country, and how it is their responsibility to spread kindness and compassion so that we continue to live in peace.