11.11.07

Today I just want to take a moment to remember all those who have been touched by war. Take your own to remember not only those who fought for us, but are trying to make the world a better place now.

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

If you have questions about John McCrae or why we celebrate Remembrance day visit Veterans Affairs Canada.

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