Nov 11 2007

Remembrance Day

Published by at 11:52 pm under Canada

While heading home from a Remembrance Day ceremony on Commercial Drive in east Vancouver, one radio commentator talked of the sad possibility of Canadians forgetting the sacrifices of the soldiers: “But you know, I saw all the families out there and the children at the ceremony, with the flags waving… you know, I think they’re going to be alright.”

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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