Saturday, November 7, 2020

Service In The World

Reconciliation: The Peacekeeping Monument is located in Ottawa, and it's been awhile since I last featured it. I did photograph it recently with fall colours.


9/11 was a day that shocked the world, and it meant Canadians went to war in Afghanistan.


Humanitarian work is another kind of service, and this is well exemplified by Lotta Hitschmanova, who came to Canada as a refugee in 1942 and founded the Canadian branch of the Unitarian Service Committee, still active today. This is her uniform.


Disaster response is another humanitarian work, and the response by many Canadians to the Haiti quake of 2010 is examined here. Displays include items connected to Canadians on the ground during the aftermath of the quake.

27 comments:

  1. Wow --pain and misery across the whole world and these great humanitarians are the to help----Praise them
    MB

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  2. This just breaks my heart.
    I always think of Canadians as wonderful.
    cheers

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  3. Thank goodness there are so many good people in the world, even if they get less news coverage than the bad 'uns.

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  4. It's good to know there are still unselfish people who are willing to help people in need.

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  5. @MB: I agree.

    @Parsnip: thanks.

    @john: that's true.

    @Jan: I agree.

    Francisco: thanks.

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  6. ...good deeds by good people.

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  7. So much destruction and sadness. But also some beautiful moments in with the chaos.

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  8. Glad, too, there is a good in all the bad.

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  9. Another part of Canadian history !

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  10. Every time I go to this site, I am taken with that gorgeous header. Love it.

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  11. I'm always impressed by Rahul Singh who always seems to be at the ready when a disaster hits somewhere in the world.

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  12. I've been a member of the Unitarian Service Committee in the past...and still am on their mailing list. Maybe this is the year I rejoin. Thanks for sharing about how it began in Canada. I'd only heard the story of how it began in the US before! Sorry about that!

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  13. We have to keep empathizing our efforts in humanitarian aid.

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  14. Thanks goodness for the people who help and assist during the bad times.

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  15. Thank goodness for the good people in this world.

    All the best Jan

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  16. We are blessed to be allies. May the world make itself better.

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  17. @Tom: definitely.

    @David: I agree.

    @Gemel: true.

    @Iris: that's true.

    @Gattina: that's true.

    @Marie: thank you.

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  18. @RedPat: his heart is in the right place.

    @Barbara: you're welcome.

    @Red: that's true.

    @Bill: I agree.

    @Jan: indeed.

    @Joanne: thanks!

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  19. I think most people around the world will remember where they were when 9/11 happened William, so horrific still to think of all those poor people trapped ✨

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  20. Dynamic and resilient post and photos ~

    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  21. A good post about all the great work Canadians do!

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