Sunday, 25 April 2010

Lest We Forget

It is a day to remember those that have given of themselves in war particularly WWI and WWII.

ANZAC is represented by the poppy seen at Flanders Field.  More information about this day celebrated in Australia and New Zealand can be found here.

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.

(Sadly, McCrae died 28 January 1918 and so did not see the end of the war.)

Lest we forget.