Lest We Forget

remembrance-poppyNo matter your political affiliation, nor your views on war of any sort, we cannot let the efforts of our men and women in uniform go unrecognized. These brave, selfless people hold themselves up with honor, and far too many have made the ultimate sacrifice. So today, whether you recognize Veteran’s Day, Armistice Day or Remembrance Day, be sure that you DO recognize it.

To our servicemen and women, to those that fought in WWI, in those conflicts before and after, we salute you.

by Lieutenant Col. John McRae, MD (1872-1918), Canadian Army

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.

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