Graham Edwards 🐝 en Lifestyle, Communications and journalism, beBee in English Consulting Principal • GPEStratagem 11/11/2016 · 1 min de lectura · +400

A day to Remember...

       A day to Remember...                                

                                      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.


The poem In Flanders Fields was written by Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae in World War I, and along with the poppy, have become the symbols to remember those man and woman who fought and died to protect our freedoms.

Today, November 11th, is Remembrance Day in Canada, and at 11:00 am I will offer a moment of silence in remembrance.

And I shall never forget.

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