Shrine Peace Memorial, Toronto, Ontario Enacted to commemorate over 100 years of peaceful relations between USA and Canada.
As I walked along this memorial, I was excited and intrigued by the wings that reminded me of eagle wings, angelic, and also lady liberty in New York, USA. I felt grateful as I was reminded of historical efforts that were invested to build alliances of peace between nations. Today as I reflect, I think about how new memorials such as these could be build to inform present generations of the work that needs to be done to maintain efforts of previous leaders and generations. Whilst we fight for what is most dear to our hears, we have to also remember which battles deserve to be attended to and also when - when we must engage in diplomacy, relational building for peace, nation and allies. This is what it means to sacrifice and serve for the love of nation.
My thoughts to share with love & kindness! :)
Notes: These thoughts were originally hand-written on September 13th, 2019. All images and videos are my own.