Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Lest We Forget

Whether you call it Veteran's Day, Armistice Day or Remembrance Day, November 11th is a time to put aside politics and pay tribute to all who served their country.   

As in previous years, I am republishing my friend Canuk's last tribute and dedicating this post to my friends "Phantom Phixer" and "Ghost".  (This year, I have scheduled this to be published at 11/11/14 11:11 AM.)
"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.

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.

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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