Today We Remember

In Flanders Fields
by John McCrae, May 1915

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.

Anyone who grew up in Canada, for sure associates this poem with "Remembrance Day". It was written by Major John McCrae, who was a Canadian Military doctor during World War I. It not only knows fame in Canada, but this poem has become one of the most well known poems of its time!

Today, we remember and honour all those who have fought and are fighting, for our freedom. Their selfless acts will never be forgotten.

Please remember to take a moment of silence at 11am.


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