Lest we forget : Remembrance Day Post

Hey y’all,

Today I thought I would share a few words because it is Remembrance Day here in Canada. Remembrance Day, celebrated on the 11th day of the 11th month, is a day to remember veterans and soldiers who have served and are still serving in our military, and armies all over the world. This tradition began at the end of the First World War and has continued ever since. Throughout our country, and other countries, ceremonies and moments of silence are being observed.

For me Remembrance Day has always been an important day. In elementary and middle school, we had ceremonies in the gymnasium with videos that always made me cry, a band last played the last post, and military members sitting along the sides. At my high school, John McCrae SS, named after the famous poet/doctor from WWI, we held a ceremony open to the whole community.

Even today, Remembrance Day is still important to me, especially with a loved one active in the¬†military. I am still not sure about my feelings concerning today’s military and how the world works, but I do know that all active and unactive soldiers and veterans are some of the bravest people out there. So today is a day to take a moment to appreciate and remember the sacrifices they have and will continue to make in order to protect our country and people.

In Flanders Field – Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae

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.

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