lest we forget

at the 11th hour
of the 11th day
of the 11th month...
we will remember them.
Lest we forget.

went to the new cenotaph in cannonvale for the 11am service today ... very few people were there - how disappointing ... but, an emotional display nonetheless ... we would not be here, without them. it isnt so difficult, to honour them for a but a brief moment each year? i doubt there is anyone who doesn't have someone in their family line serve our country in world war 1. to those, that lost their lives, they will always be in memory, no matter how far down the track we get.
all long deceased, but, to my grandfather, who lost his legs, serving, us - to my father and my uncle in world war 1 and the vietnam war... and to every other soldier who left their families to serve our country, and to those, still doing, thank you
blessings, and peace x

In Flanders Fields
By: Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918) Canadian Army

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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