Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Remembrance Day

Today is Remembrance Day in Canada and Veteran's Day in the USA. Many countries around the world mark this day as we all stop and remember the men and women of the Armed Forces who have given the ultimate sacrifice for their countries.

Lest We Forget...

In Flanders Field

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.

— Lt.-Col. John McCrae (1872 - 1918)

2 comments:

Charlene said...

Beautiful poem.

N.J.Walters said...

It's beautiful and very sad too.