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We Remember

November 11, 2007

Moving away from hockey for a moment, today is Veterans Day (or Remembrance Day for our friends across the border). Today is a day to honor and remember the sacrifices made by soldiers in times of war (and times of peace),  including those that made the ultimate sacrifice. One of the most famous Canadian poems about this day is called “In Flanders Fields”

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

(Thanks, Wikipedia)

And thank you to our brave men and women who have served their country.

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