Remembrance Day HuffPost Edition – Ten things I’ve learned from veterans and war objectors

1. In the 1960s and 1970s, Canadian Quakers housed and supported a large number of conscientious objectors in Canada. It allowed people like my dad to live, and eventually settle, here when he came up from California during the Vietnam War. It later meant that I briefly had a place to stay in Vancouver when I started going to university out West. It’s a spirit of generosity that I admire.

2. I have thought about the value of joining the army from time to time in my life. The rigid structure, the physical routine, the feeling of being part of something greater…

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