Remembrance Day 2016

November 11th

Poppies - Jeanne Osler
Oriental Poppy, Hooked by Jeanne Osler

In Flanders Fields

by Lt Col John McCrae

(Composed at the Battlefront
 on May 3, 1915
during the second battle of Ypres, Belgium)

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.

2016 is the 100th Anniversary of the :

  • Battles of the Somme and Beaumont-Hamel in the North of France
  • And the 75th Anniversary of the Canadians in Hong Kong

Please visit online:
Veterans Affairs Canada 

Book of Remembrance

The Memorial Chamber

Peace Tower, Ottawa

We remember them!

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