Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day. November 11th!!
Remembrance Day service this year!!! SC!
Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, was inspired to write the poem,
“In Flanders Fields”, on May 3, 1915, after presiding over the funeral of friend and fellow soldier Alexis Helmer who died in the Second Battle of Ypres..

In Flanders Fields:

In Flanders fields the poppies grow
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.

Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae was born in Guelph, Ontario, Canada.
There is a friendly Tea House opened there in his honour,
and museum dedicated to his life.
McCrae served as a Soldier, and a Doctor.

note: The first line has the word “grow” and “blow” interchanged.

Remembrance Day, November 11th.
One minute of silence is offered, for us to remember the dead.
Also, to remember all soldiers, who served, and are serving,
so we may have Peace.!




“O Canada”, The Canadian National Anthem.

O Canada!
Our home and native land!
True patriot love in all thy sons command.
With glowing hearts we see thee rise,
The True North strong and free!
From far and wide,
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
God keep our land glorious and free!
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee!

The Canadian Flag


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