Remembrance Day ~ We Will Not Forget

Remembrance Day ~ Lest We Forget the supreme sacrifice made by the men and women of our Canadian Armed Forces! "In Flanders Fields" written during the First World War by Canadian physician and Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae. He was inspired to write it on May 3, 1915, after presiding over the funeral of friend and fellow soldier Alexis Helmer, who died in the Second Battle of Ypres. According to legend, fellow soldiers retrieved the poem after McCrae, initially unsatisfied with his work, … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday ~ Lest We Forget (w/LINKY)

Lest we forget the sacrifice made by the brave men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces. Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (Photo attribution) … [Read more...]

~ Lest We Forget ~

By:  Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae,  May 1915 In Flanders Fields  In Flanders Fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row,That mark our place; and in the skyThe larks, still bravely singing, flyScarce 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 lieIn Flanders fields.  Take up our quarrel with the foe: To you from failing hands we throwThe torch, be yours to hold it high.If ye break faith … [Read more...]