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Remembrance Day: Lest We Forget

Lest We Forget those who gave their lives for the freedom that we enjoy every day.

Poppies

 

At 11:00 a.m. today, November 11, 2013, there will be a minute of silence for the entire country.

How will you remember?

In Flanders Fields written by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918), Canadian Army

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.

I am so thankful to be born in Canada and for those who have given so much so that I can continue to be thankful for our freedoms. We take so much for granted, but so many have sacrified for us all.

Thank you, veterans everywhere.

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