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Sunday, November 9, 2014

Lest we forget

Today is a special day, a day to remember those who have given their lives for the freedom we enjoy today. The poppy has become the symbol of Remembrance worn during the weeks leading to Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day.

"We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools."

"When our perils are past, shall our gratitude sleep?" -George Canning

"We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude." -Cynthia Ozick

"This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave." -Elmer Davis

"The more we sweat in peace the less we bleed in war." -Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit

In Flanders Field

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.

John McCrae




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