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Lest We Forget

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
Scare 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 quarrelt 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.

In Flanders Fields, by John McCrae.

The first world war, the war to end all wars ended today in 1918 with the signing of the Armistice. The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.

Today we honour those that served, those that are serving, and those that gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. This year has been a very difficult year for Canadians serving over seas, most notably in Afghanistan. Today our thoughts are with all the families that have lost loved ones in any conflict.
category: General posted on Saturday November 11, 2006 at 11:00:00 by: 0xCC