Friday, December 30, 2011

2011 in Review

Gentleman kneeling at the Reflecting Pools commemorating
the victims of 9/11 in New York, New York.
It's hard to look back on this year in Canadian history without an opinion or political view; what you believe to be a memorable moment will often reflect your political stance. But aside from a nation wide debate of apple and oranges we on an international scale have witness moments that showed strength, courage, destruction, reconstruction, enlightenment, commemoration and the end of a war, which I know I will remember for the rest of my life. It is not until we see visually on television or online do we realize that what we have witnessed or experienced has happened in only one year. We seen a even larger rise in the use of social media in creative ways, which allowed people to stand up for their diplomatic rights and economic needs. Peace, democracy and acceptance has been a part of our global language and assistance has been given to others that have needed it. We also witnessed great loss personally, locally, nationally and internationally. It this periods in time, such as 2011 that historians and history lovers adore. It reflects how amazing life can be and how in memory of that moment we can become better for it.
In his article on the CBC website, Ira Basen makes a good argument that there has been many great periods in time and their is still much to see as these events continue to roll on. However, in review it is clear the moments of this year will allow 2011 to be considered a memorable beginning to this decade.

How Historic was 2011? by Ira Basen

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