Thursday, November 11, 2004

Always Remember

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

After reading some statistics about how many Canadians have served and died for our country I feel it is important to remember their sacrifice; not because of the total amount of people (~117k), but because of the manner in which they died. These people are part of the attempt to make the world a better place. Their efforts have aided my existence as well as the rest of the world. I thank them and continue to thank those who are fighting truly just wars, or those that are fighting the nature of war itself.

I think the lives of others should always be kept in mind, but if you need a day for it, please soak up as much as possible.


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