lest we forget...

it's remembrance day in canada today, a public holiday (or veteran's day to those of you in the US) so no regular post for me. i'm going to spend it with family and of course, in remembrance.

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.
to those who have fallen or who have lost.

- - John McCrae, May 1915