remembrance day today

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remembrance day today

Postby tracy on November 8th, 2009, 10:29 am

where ever or what ever you are doing today at 11am please lets have 2 minutes silence to remember those who have lost there lives in the war thank you.

and also this topic can be kept for next year
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Re: remembrance day today

Postby pattie anne on November 10th, 2009, 7:31 am

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.

And to think, this beautiful and moving poem, almost didn't get published. Dissatisfied with it, McCrae tossed the poem away, but a fellow officer retrieved it. Then he sent it to various newspapers in England. And while "The Spectator," in London, rejected it, "Punch" first published it on December 8, 1915.
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