November the 11th, is a day that we honour and remember those who had sacrificed their lives for our peace and freedom. Without these brave men and women, who knows how different this world would have been today.
I have learned and admired these heroes throughout my history classes in school.
I hope that everyone finds a way to reflect on these brave heroes. Always give thanks for what they have sacrificed.
“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 field
Take up our quarrel with the foe:-John McCrae, Flanders Fields
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 was a poet and physician from Guelph, Ontario. He later enrolled with the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War.
His poem is believed to be the most popular poem of its time.