Monday, November 5, 2007

In Flanders Field - Remembrance Day November 11, 2007

Remembrance Day in Canada is November 11. Please take the time on the 11th month, 11th day, at 11:00 in the morning to think of the soldiers both past and present who serve and protect our countries.

In Flanders Fields
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved, and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep though poppies grow
In Flanders fields....

Lt. Col. John Macrae -- 1915

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