Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Remembrance Day

90 years ago on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month the war to end all war, that would ironically only a few years later reconized as the 1st world war, ended in whimper. After years of battle and countless death, the guns were finally silent, peace and the prelude for another war were starting to be built. Today, in Canada, we remember and honor the sacrifices of the soldiers that gave their lives to defend Canada ideals all over the world. Remember that a soldier is someone that will put his body between his loved one and war so that they would be spared its horror by his sacrifice.

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 day ago,
We lived, flet 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 had we throw
The Torchè be yorus 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 , MD(1872-1918).