Thursday, November 11, 2010

Lest We Forget

This is most likely the only serious post that you'll run across here during the year.

But quite honestly, it would be inconsiderate of me to post some jokes about poorly dressed women or children passing gas. (see I termed that rather grown-up like)

Today is November 11th, the day that we take time to honour and remember those who have fought in war for our freedom. So often we tend to forget about today. We overlook what time it is and never get in our 2 minutes of silence.

This year take time to remember.

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.


  1. I loved that! Thanks for posting it. I needed to read it and remember. I'm rushing around here like a nutcase. So glad you stopped by my blog to read Desperate Housemommy's guest post because now I've found your blog. I'll be back!

  2. Nice post. The military and their sacrifices get too often overlooked and taken for granted.

  3. What a nice post!! I like your serious side Melicious...

  4. This is what everyone should be doing right now; honouring those that fight for their country. Except these people couldn't give a damn.

  5. Awesome post. As a former soldier, it's nice to see people remembering all of our servicemen and veterans in all forms.


  6. I learned that poem when I was very young. I loved it then and still do. I just get the chills when I read it.