Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Remembrance Day, 2008

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In Flanders Fields

John McCrae

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.

Today marks Remembrance Day up here in Canada.
Canada, The Countries of the British Commonwealth and The United States view the poppy as the recognized symbol for their war dead. So, take a moment out of your day today to simply, remember.
Today when the clock strikes 11 am, take a moment of silence to remember.



Anonymous said...

Beautiful tribute, Marly. Surely we can take a moment of our time to remember those who have given so much.


Marly Mathews said...

Yes, we can. I see the Veteran's Days Posts are going up throughout the loops as well. It seems it's on everyone's minds this year. That's a good thing. ;)