Let us Remember
November, 2011
Let us Remember
Today at 11am let us remember those lost – spare a thought for our armed forces past and present and for their sacrifices. I leave you with this beautiful poem written by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae in 1915 when he was serving as a field surgeon in the bloody fields of Flanders. After buring his closest friend he sat down and wrote about the poppies he could see growing up through mud in the battlefields around him.

In Flanders Fields  
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.