Sunday, November 11, 2012

the 11th hour..

 

November 11..Remembrance Day.

 

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..

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.

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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.

- John McCrae

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For all the veterans from Canada and the USA, we say thank you for your service.

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13 comments:

  1. Great post .. little but powerful. Thank you .. small words but big meaning.

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  2. Absolutely. Thank you for your post.

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  3. Great post, Sue. Thank you, veterans!

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  4. Great post Sue.

    We have now realized that the difference between Canadian Remembrance Day and American Veterans Day is that in Canada we commemorate the dead. The Americans commemorate past and present.

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  5. Every time I read that poem, I find it hard to finish, tears get in the way.

    So many have given so much.

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  6. A Big Hearty "Thank You" to our Canadian Veterans, for their sacrifices to help keep world peace!

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