Remembrance Day: In Flanders Fields

Hello my amazing readers,

Today is Remembrance Day in Canada and as such it is of the upmost importance to take a moment and remember our veterans who sacrificed their lives in World War II. It is so weird to think that men as young as 16 would have been shipped off to war, not knowing if they would ever see their loved ones again.

Despite what you see in the news media, we actually currently live in a time where there are less wars then ever before. We are so so so blessed to live in this era and many of the freedoms we have in Canada is thanks to those who sacrificed their lives for us.

I hope that one day, maybe when I have kids we will live in a world where there are simply no wars and as unrealistic as that may sound right now, I honestly think it’s possible.

When I was little one of the poems we always use to hear in school assemblies was “In Flanders Field”. A beautiful poem which inspired the now long tradition of wearing a poppy on remembrance day.

“It is thought that doctor John McCrae (30th November 1872 — 28thJanuary 1918) began the draft for his famous poem ‘In Flanders Fields’ on the evening of the 2nd May, 1915 in the second week of fighting during the Second Battle of Ypres.It is believed that the death of his friend, Alexis Helmer, was the inspiration for McCrae’s poem ‘In Flanders Fields’.” – Read full story here.

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In Flanders Fields – by John McCrae, May 1915

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.

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. Tony Burgess says:

    Today is Veteran’s Day in the USA which I think coincides with Remembrance Day in Canada and the UK. I think the greatest fashion statement is the uniform of a proud service person.

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    1. parparvan says:

      Tony, I totally agree with you on that! nothing but love and respect for our veterans ❤

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  2. Thank you Parv.. inspirational and moving

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    1. parparvan says:

      Thank you for reading my post 🙂 you are very kind!

      Like

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