Tuesday, November 11, 2008

We will remember them

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.

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

Today marks the solemn day of remembrance in Canada, a day to reflect upon the thousands of Canadians who have lost their lives defending the Canadian way of life, and helping those in need. From the Great War to Second World War, from Korea through to Bosnia and all the way to Afghanistan the brave men and women of the Canadian Forces have sacrificed greatly for the freedoms we enjoy today. It behooves us to take some time today to reflect upon their sacrifice and their hardship, and to remember all that they have done.

We will remember them.

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