Friday, November 11, 2016

Video: UK Remembrance Day

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

Composed at the battlefront on May 3, 1915
during the second battle of Ypres, Belgium
(A great history of Flanders Field here)

The ground surrounding the Cenotaph was covered by wreaths following the UK Remembrance Sunday ceremony.

Video: Remembrance Day - "Pittance of Time"

Today - we remember and honour.

That is one of my all time favourites. I originally posted this on Tanker Bros here, where I included some history of Remembrance Day.

Terry Kelly, the Canadian who wrote Pittance of Time, tells why here.

We remember and honour - today and every day.

US: Veterans Day

To all US Veterans (and their families):  THANK you.

Read Bouhammer: What Veteran’s Day should mean to this country