Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Novemeber 11th....Remembrance Day

In Canadian school auditoriums across the country we heard the poem "In Flanders Field" read to us time and time again. Now, as adults, please stop and read it again, really read it, let it sink in and be so thankful for what we have.

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.

- John McCrae

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