Remembrance


Remembrance Day red
lest we forget fallen hearts
silent gratitude

fateful quietude
our shared moment of silence
always remember

forever grateful
never forget our fallen
everlasting thanks

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In Flanders Fields
by John McCrae, May 1915

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.

8 thoughts on “Remembrance

      1. I agree. The past few years have also slowed and diminished VERY recognizable faces in the ceremonies. Every person there was representing hundreds, if not thousands of us, from a distance. I always visited a smaller ceremony by Christchurch Cathedral afterwards. But, not this year.

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