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.

 

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

 

 

(Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, a Canadian doctor and teacher served in both the South African War and the First World War. 'In Flanders Fields' was first published in England's 'Punch' magazine in December 1915. Within months it came to symbolize the sacrifices of all who were fighting in the First World War. To-day the poem continues to be a part of Remembrance Day ceremonies in Canada and other countries.)

Almost 100 years later the courageous men and women from our country still fight and strive to create and maintain world peace.......November 11th...... Wear a poppy.......

 Lest we forget....

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