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Friday, November 11, 2011

~ Lest We Forget ~

By:  Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae,  May 1915
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.
  • Remembrance Day commemorates Canadians who died in service to Canada from the South African War to current missions. It is held every November 11.
  • The first Remembrance Day was conducted in 1919 throughout the Commonwealth. Originally called Armistice Day, it commemorated the end of the First World War on Monday, November 11, 1918, at 11 a.m.: the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.
  • The poppy is the symbol of Remembrance Day. Replica poppies are sold by the Royal Canadian Legion to raise money for Veterans.

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At November 11, 2011 at 12:34 AM , Blogger Teena in Toronto said...

Nice remembrance :)

At November 11, 2011 at 2:47 AM , Blogger Donna OShaughnessy said...

Been along time since I read that poem. Thank you for taking time to post it. Without their bravery our freedoms would be gone.

At November 11, 2011 at 9:53 AM , Blogger ~ Kel said...

New follower from Finding New Friends Weekend Blog Hop!


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