Remember

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Today is Rememberance Day in Canada, and at 11:00 a.m., we observed a moment of silence to remember all those who sacrificed themselves while serving our country, in the past and today.

To those men and women, all I say is thank you.

There is no song today, just the poem In Flander’s Fields.Written by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae during the battlefront on May 3, 1915, during the second battle of
Ypres, Belgium.

 

I also want to wish my friend E, a very happy birthday. I hope you are looking down on us and know we miss you very much!

 

In Flander’s Fields

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.

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