Tuesday, November 11, 2008


Today in Canada is a day set aside for us to remember all those who have fought for our country so that we can live in freedom.
We wear a red poppy on our clothing to remember and this poem is spoken at most ceremonies around the country.

In Flander's 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 Flander's 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, tho poppies grow
In Flander's fields.

Liet. -Col. John McCrae

Thank you to all those who have fought and lost their lives for our country and for those who are still fighting for our freedom, today I remember you!


MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

This was so powerful, so passionate, so perfect.

Thank you for this tribute!

candypb said...

I dido that!
A wounderful tribute!

jennifer said...

What an AMAZING post! Truly beautiful.

Thank you so much Louise for your well wishes in my recent ordeal. I am indeed feeling much better and I appreciate your sweet support.

Be blessed.