“Lest We Forget”

In spirit of Remembrance Day, I decided to post the famous poem by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae.  For all of you that don’t know, on the eleventh minute of the eleventh hour of the eleventh day, Canadians will stand still in remembrance for all those who risked their lives to make what Canada is today.  We often rarely think of them and their contribution to making Canada a safe nation as [and to put it quite frankly] we all have our own problems to deal with.  However, I think we can all manage to stand still for just one minute.

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 falling 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.

Source: Wikipedia


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