Today is Veteran's Day/Rememberance Day. It is a very solemn day for me and I try to make it that way for my family as well. I don't cry often, but you will always find me in tears at a Veteran's parade, watching tributes to the military or whenever I am brought to remembrance of my debt to those who have sacrificed for me. I feel blessed to live in a land of freedom, but know that it came with a price, and some gave all for me.
Today, please remember and honor those who paid the price, and continue to pay the price for your freedom.
In Flanders Fields
By: Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918) Canadian Army
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.