November

Lest We Forget

Tomorrow we celebrate our Veterans, those who fought for us, fought for our freedom and, fought for our Country. Every year on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month we pause for a minute and remember all those who have sacrificed their life for Canada. Many of us will join a Remembrance Day event and many of us wear wear a poppy, but how should you wear your poppy? Well according to the Canadian Legion website ” The Poppy should be worn with respect on the left side, over the heart. The Legion’s lapel Poppy is a sacred symbol of Remembrance and should not be affixed with any pin that obstructs the Poppy ” http://www.legion.ca/remembrance/the-poppy/how-to-wear-a-poppy

For more poppy information please visit the Legion’s website.

In Flanders Field by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, May 1915We Remember

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.

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