November 11 – Remembrance Day

In Flanders Fields

For Remembrance Day I wanted to share this poem we in Canada all learnt in elementary school. For me the most poignant lines are:

The torch; be yours to hold it high. If ye break faith with us who die, We shall not sleep…

The price of the freedom we enjoy today, was at the precious loss of many, many lives. We should stand on guard and continue to protect that freedom, for which they so courageously fought to secure.

In Flanders Fields

BY JOHN MCCRAE

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.

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