Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Salute Our Veterans, Honour Our Heroes!

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.
— Lt.-Col. John McCrae

At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month please observe a moment of silence for our Canadian Veterans. Our veterans fought long and hard to provide us with the freedoms we enjoy each and every day in Canada. Having family members whom fought in both the first and second world wars I know that it is extremely important to honour these heroes. If you don't know what or why we honour our veterans on Remembrance Day I highly suggest reading up on it. It is much more than just wearing a poppy on your lapel, please know why we wear the Poppy! Thank you to our Canadian Veterans... We Salute YOU!

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