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Remembrance and Veterans Day - In Flanders Fields

November 11th is Remembrance Day (Canada) / Veterans Day (United States)

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Thank you to all veterans and those who serve.

The poem In Flanders Fields by Canadian soldier and artillery commander John McCrae was written during World War I, and has become the anthem for Remembrance Day and Veterans Day ceremonies around the world on November 11th.  

In Flanders Fields

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 thros

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.

Lest We Forget

Anita Hamilton

Baby boomer Anita Hamilton has always been interested in the "real people" stories behind the characters that create and inhabit the world of music, books, movies, television shows, current events, history, etc. A lifelong love of research (ok, nosiness) and writing, combined with a loving and supportive family (complete with 3 mini-dachshund minions), keeps her busy.

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