Saturday, November 11, 2006

In Rememberance

Today is the day that we take a moment to remember those who have served in our armed forces so that we can enjoy all the freedoms and liberties that we currently take for granted. For those of us who currently have family serving overseas, this day carries even more significance. I wish to thank all our veterans as well as those currently serving. We wish you strength and and safety. You are always in my thoughts and prayers.

In Flanders Fields
By: Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, 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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