Thursday, November 11, 2010

One the 11th hour of 11th day of the 11th month

We remember.



In Flanders Fields

By: Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918)
Canadian Army

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.



2 comments:

  1. Beautiful video and beautiful tradition you guys have! I do have to say though, when I started to listen to it I was wondering what they were gonna say when it came to where I usually hear "And, I'm proud to be an American!" and "God Bless the USA" Sounds a little funny to hear it say Canada instead :)

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  2. There's actually a really beautiful song called Highway of Heroes that was written specifically about that but I couldn't find it this morning and was in a hurry. :(

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