Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Lest We Forget....

Today I would like to pay tribute in keeping with Remebrance Day to all the men and women who have served our country and paid ultimate sacrifices so that we could live in a safe, free and democratic society.
I bowed my head in silence for 1 minute shortly after 11am and I would like to end this post with a very familiar poem....

 In Flanders Fields

By: Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918)

Canadian Army

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.

Please take a moment and pay tribute to our brave Soldiers past and present.


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