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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Remembrance Day - November 11, 2008

As you are all aware, today is Remembrance Day. I thought today's post should be a little tribute to those people who risk their lives each and every day to ensure that we live in a free country.

BX93 radio station in London, Ontario does a very nice job of playing songs that relate to Remembrance Day. Right now they are playing Tim McGraw's "If You're Reading This". When I listen to these songs it really does make you sit back and think about all the people who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

I remember when we were in public school we would have an assembly in the gymnasium and we would have to recite the "In Flanders Fields" poem. I thought I would share it with you today.

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.





Thank you,

Jacqui

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