Remembrance Day – Lest We Forget.

“To forget the dead would be akin to killing them a second time.”

Elie Wiesel – Author, Nobel Laureate, and Holocaust Survivor

 On the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month we mark the anniversary of the end of World War I with Remembrance Day.

On November 11, 1918, Germany and the Allies signed a formal agreement to stop fighting in “the war to end all wars.” This day has grown to represent the remembrance of all of those who have served and/or given their lives in the line of duty.

According to Veterans Affaires Canada, more than 1.6 million Canadians have served in combat since 1899, and of these, more than 117,000 gave their lives. These men and women fought to protect our rights and freedoms, and we owe them our respect and remembrance, and lives well lived.

At Pure Vibe we encourage you to remember and to take ownership of your life. Be accountable and grateful for your health and freedom and make it the best possible.

“All four of my grandparents were members of ANZAC who proudly served in WW2. Of the 10 years I served at sea and visited over 150 countries the most profound experience was a 30 Day WW2 Pacific Theatre Cruise from Pearl Harbor to Bangkok. I was honored to host all the veterans and their families as we visited major battlegrounds and War Memorial Sites and lead ceremonies. To stand with these brave men and women on the dirt, mud and sand where they fought and feel the raw emotion while hearing their courageous stories knowing my grandparents endured the same travesty shock me to the core and forever changed my perspective on life and what is possible when you apply passion, cause and GRIT. That is why I am so sensitive to negativity as I find it very insulting to hear people turn blessings; job, home, pets, husbands/wives, children or even a workout into a complaint as my family and many others risked everything for our limitless opportunity that should never be taken for granted. I never want to hear a viber say after class “that was torture” as you have no idea what real torture is and if you want to live a life with more perspective watch “The Pacific”, “Schindler’s List” or better yet visit the shoe room at Auschwitz as I guarantee you will never whine about a luxurious 20 min VIBE ever again yet instead become a model viber and walk out of the studio after every class with your head high feeling confident, strong, fierce and ready to say yes to all of life’s beautiful possibilities.”

– Dominica Bay

“When a person doesn’t have gratitude something is missing in his or her humanity.”

Elie Wiesel – Author, Nobel Laureate, and Holocaust Survivor

 

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