Remembrance Day

Here in Canada, November 11th is called Remembrance Day and we wear red poppies to signify for all the soldiers that died during war. There is a beatuiful poem that was written in 1915 by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae after he witnessed his friend and fellow soldiers death.

This poem has become a staple in Canadian history because of it’s truth and sadness expressed in each word.

Now for the beautiful poem, “In Flanders Field

In Flanders fields the poppies grow
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.

Lest we Forget

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