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Re: 11 November
Tomorrow is Remembrance Day
Lest We Forget
On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month the guns went
Our thoughts and prayers are needed for those who went before us and in
whose glories and sins we live in the pale reflection of.
A Canadian Doctor Major John McCrea wrote this poem after the battle of
In Flanders Fields
"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, saw dawn, felt sunset glow,
Loved, and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up your 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. "
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