Friday, November 11, 2011

11/11/11

Remembrance Day..Lest we Forget…

Remembrance Day is a time for all residents to honour, celebrate and remember those who fought for Canada. This year marks the 65th anniversary of the end of the Second World War..

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On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, Canadians are asked to pause in memory of the thousands of men and women who sacrificed their lives in military service.

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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.

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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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by John McCrae, May 1915

11 comments:

  1. Nice.

    As a US veteran I certainly value and respect the service of our northern neighbors.

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  2. On Remembrance Day 2008, we were privileged to see a very emotional ceremony at the St Boniface Cathedral Cemetery in Winnipeg. It's one of my lasting memories of that trip.

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  3. Have a great Remembrance Day weekend. Nice tribute!

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  4. Sweet Rememberance Day tribute! K

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  5. It so neat to see all the bloggers remembering our Vets...My son and daughter-in-law went to the US Military Cemetery at Normandy...It really affected them emotionally. A thanks to our Northern neighbors for their losses also..

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  6. GREAT post.... Have fun & travel safe Donna
    By squawmama on 11-11-11 at 11:20 AM

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  7. Ever since I was a young boy even before my own Navy days I always looked for the men from the VFW at this time of the year to donate so I could get a poppy to wear on this Veteran's & Remembrance, My Grandfather's youngest brother John Weibel lies in a field cemetery in Normandy France,surrounded by poppies.I only got to see him in pictures, and through my Grand Dad's tears.Wonderful post. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna...
    By Sam&Donna Weibel on 11-11-11 at 11:07 AM

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  8. We'll never forget. I'll always wear my poppy proudly to remember. The poem always haunts me, so many, so young, such a terrible loss for freedom.
    By Paul and Marti Dahl on 11-11-11 at 10:52 AM

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  9. A very nice and sincere remembrance of the many who gave their all.

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