Remembrance Day

11 Nov

In Flanders Field

by: Lieutenant Colonel John McCraw, 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.

Are you wearing your poppy?

Words cannot express all we owe to those who fought for us and our many freedoms. While this day of remembrance is normally meant for those who fought in WWI and WWII, I feel that we are now at a point where we must remember those in our current conflicts, as well. No matter your politics these men and women deserve our love, gratitude, and respect.

If you see a veteran today or any day, be sure to thank him or her for his/her sacrifice. And remember to take a moment and reflect on all that this day means at 11am.

Enjoy your day and LIVE! That’s what they fought for.

Below are a few videos that I thought you might appreciate:

“Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.” – Winston Churchill


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