Lest we forget…

Remembrance Day is a very important day. It is the day we remember those who gave their lives so we can have the freedom that we have today. We take our freedom for granted sometimes. There are those who don’t have the kind of freedom we have and we are fortunate to have it.

In Flander’s field 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.

Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918)

On November 11th, the poppies grows again. You can see them on the collars of war veterans. So on November 11th, wear a poppy to show the veterans that you are thankful for the freedom that they have fought for. Remembrance Day should not be thought of as a holiday but rather as a time to reflect.