Thursday, November 11, 2010

Remembrance Day 2010 - In Flanders Fields the Poppies Grow

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.

John McCrae

John McCrae was a Canadian doctor who served in the First World War and in honour of his friend he wrote this very famous poem, In Flanders Field, which is commonly used on this day, November 11th, when we remember those who have died while fighting for their country. Click on the link to read it in full.

Last week, many people posted Peace Globes, as did I. Maybe, one day, there will be no more wars. Even then we must never forget those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on our behalf.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.

Lest we forget


Anonymous said...

I humbly join in remembering those who lost their lives and those who served in that Great War and mourn their loss and the fact that it was not the war to end all wars.

Moggs Tigerpaw said...

Lest we forget...

Those willing to lay down their lives and health to protect us.