Lest We Forget

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This Sunday, November 11th, marks the 100th year Anniversary of the end of the First World War.  This Remembrance Day, we remember and honour all who served, and, are in service to our country.  We salute our men, and, women and we honour them , for their contributions and service.  

Lest We Forget those who bravely fight and who have fought, and paid the price for our freedom and liberties.

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They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn;
At the going down of the sun, and in the morning,
We will remember them.

The Ode. by Laurence Binyon

(Lest we forget: Binyon’s Ode of Remembrance)

                                                                                                                       

In Flanders Fields

John McCrae

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.

Canadian War Museum