Sunday, November 11, 2007

Lest We Forget

Last year my friend Canuk posted this in honor of Veteran's Day. Five months ago today, he left us. As a result, his words have even greater meaning to me today.


We Shall Keep the Faith by Moira Michael, November 1918
Oh! you who sleep in Flanders Fields, Sleep sweet - to rise anew! We caught the torch you threw And holding high, we keep the Faith With All who died. We cherish, too, the poppy red That grows on fields where valor led; It seems to signal to the skies That blood of heroes never dies, But lends a lustre to the red Of the flower that blooms above the dead In Flanders Fields. And now the Torch and Poppy Red We wear in honor of our dead. Fear not that ye have died for naught; We'll teach the lesson that ye wrought In Flanders Fields. Flags courtesy

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Corrine said ... (12:38 PM) :

Beautifully done, my friend!

Since I couldn't do better, you'll find you've been reposted at Security Garden, Freedomlist and LandzDown.

mitch said ... (1:04 PM) :

maybe someday there will be no more wars and we can reflect on the waste of life that they do?

but today i will remember my friends who never had a full life and consider myself lucky

canuk said ... (8:01 PM) :

Thank you so much Corrine, and Mitch my friend, I too "will remember your friends who never had a full life", while thanking you and your comrades who have served with pride, honesty and honour.

Despite anyone's thoughts of the current conflict in Iraq - opposition or agreement, we must always remember that these brave young men and women are fighting for a cause they also may or may not agree with. The huge difference between them and us is that they are putting their lives on the line 24/7 while we sit in our homes in comfort, using the freedom of speech previous warriors won for us, and for that they deserve our love, respect, and support.

Corrine said ... (9:49 AM) :

Corrine wipes the tears from her eyes and adds that quote to her blog entry to preserve it.

Little did I know when writing the above comment how true that would be.

Remember - "A day without laughter is a day wasted."
May the wind sing to you and the sun rise in your heart...

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