Soldier’s Poem…

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Today, November 11th, is Remembrance Day or Veterans Day. In honour of this special solemn day I would like to share a song by one of my favourite bands called Soldier’s Poem as well as the famous Canadian poem, In Flanders Fields. May we all take a moment and remember those who fought for our freedom. .

IN FLANDER’S FIELDS by JOHN McCRAE

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.

More information about the background of this poem at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_Flanders_Fields

Real life poppy. My husband would pick me dozens of these when we were in the Republic of Georgia. I did not catch on to what kind of wildflower they were until much later.

Real life poppy. My husband would pick me dozens of these when we were in the Republic of Georgia. I did not catch on to what kind of wildflower they were until much later.

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