11/11/11

Canadian graves in Bramshott

Be sure to take a minute or two out of your day today to remember

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 among 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 your quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye beak faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders Fields.

John MacRae – Royal Canadian Medical Corp

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

9 Responses to 11/11/11

  1. eps says:

    Thank you.
    I have been so turned off by Macy’s Dept. Store the past few days since hearing their incessant ads for their
    “Salute to Savings Veteran’s Day Sale” The commercialization
    is beyond crass. I wonder long long it will take to have the ” 9/11 days of in-store values”.

  2. Trudy says:

    This past summer while in France we visited Juno Beach, Dieppe and Vimy. We were truly moved and can only imagine the horrors these soldiers must have gone through.

    Lest we forget.

  3. missusmac says:

    Halifax area Chapters stores decided yesterday they would close today. They had meant to be open from noon to 6 p.m. Thanks to them for showing respect!

    eps, I concur!

  4. Gayle says:

    I truly believe today should be a National Holiday. I had a Grandfather, Dad and Uncle all serve overseas.

  5. tanzie says:

    My Dad landed on Juno Beach on D-Day. He only ever told a few stories..the rest were locked deep inside. Thank you Dad..and to those who served before, with, and after you.

  6. Barbie says:

    My Dad also served overseas and rarely spoke of it. My girlfriend’s son in in Afganistan now doing his first tour.

  7. Mrs. D says:

    Lest we forget. God Bless!

  8. kunzie says:

    Smurfman, thank you for this. I pray that, somehow, we will evolve and find ways to solve conflicts other than asking the supreme sacrifice of our bright and vital young people.

  9. corrierules says:

    We owe a great debt. I was so sad when I saw this on the news last night.

    http://www.cbc.ca/canada/new-brunswick/story/2009/11/09/nb-cenotaph-vandalism-207.html

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s