VIDEO: A Day of Remembering, by The Rev. Kaji Douša
Listening to the ancestors we learn the most basic of truths: we are always standing on holy ground. There is no place that does not have the weight of the holy, the presence of the divine, the complexities of a history whose contours we cannot quite know. We listen to the ancestors and we learn that there is no place that is nothing, there are no gently rolling plains that are expendable, that the entire earth has been a battleground with skirmishes fought for the sake of generations to come who might never know the sacrifices laid for them. This is the truth of what it means to walk this earth. But we forget.