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Re: 11 November
I remember that my mother could quote this poem that she learned in
school. It is sad and we shouldn't forget. She lost a dear cousin in
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From: Privateers <Privateers@privateers.org>
Sent: Wednesday, November 10, 1999 12:39 AM
Subject: Re: 11 November
> Tomorrow is Remembrance Day
> Lest We Forget
> On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month the guns
> 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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