Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Remembrance Day 2014

Picture is from Department of Veterans Affairs
One hundred years ago last month the first group of our beloved ANZAC soldiers left our shores to fight in the "great war". Not every one returned home. Those who survived may no longer be with us but all of them are remembered. I just pray that one day there will be no more wars. That peaceful utopia portrayed in Star Trek may come true, who knows. One can dream. Until then those that have served and/or died in service of our country will always be remembered.

In Flanders Fields 
By: Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, 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. 

 Lest We Forget
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