Daily Archives: November 11, 2005

Remembrance Day

In Canada November 11th is Remembrance Day. The following is a poem written by Lt-Colonel John McRae (1915):

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.

Veteran's Day

Happy Veterans Day!

Last year, I linked to this post by Chris Lynch at A Large Regular. It’s worth a read again.

To all who have served and all who are now serving our country in America’s Armed Forces:

Thank you for your service.

LaShawn Barber has a great Roundup of Veteran’s Day Posts!

Jeff has a Canadian Remembrance Day post just above.

Here’s my Dad circa 1954: