Sunday, November 11, 2012

Lest We Forget 11/11/2012

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.

Sunday 11 November 2012
Photographs below taken from The London Mail on Sunday

Overseas: British soldiers, part of NATO's International Security Assistance Force, observe a moment of silence during a ceremony at a NATO base in Helmand province, Afghanistan


Old soldiers Never Die

My heart is in my mouth today as I remember that attending Remembrance Day Services worldwide and seeing my father on parade was part of growing up.


  1. very touching, as I think of the self-less service so often given....

  2. This year was the first time for many that I didn't watch it - because it was actually the 11.11 I went down to our local parade.

  3. I always used to go with my late father in law to the MOTH parade on the 11th Nov.

    as so much else, 9/11, Apartheid and the Holocaust to mention but 3, we must NEVER forget.


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