Lest We Forget

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

In Canada, the portion of Highway 401 that runs from the Canadian Forces Base Trenton to the Don Valley Parkway in Toronto has been renamed “Highway of Heroes”, as this is the route that fallen Canadian soldiers take from the base to the coroner’s office.  The Trews (a Canadian band) have done a beautiful song with the same name that is so appropriate for today.

To those who serve our country, thank you.  There aren’t enough words to express how grateful I am.  Lest we forget.

2 Comments on Lest We Forget

  1. Danica
    November 11, 2010 at 12:00 PM (7 years ago)

    Love the Highway of Heroes tribute :)

    Reply
  2. Kaisa
    November 12, 2010 at 12:37 PM (7 years ago)

    I must have heard that song a million times, and it still makes me cry.
    Lest We Forget.

    Reply

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