Remembrance Day also known around the world as Poppy Day or Armistice Day is observed on 11 November to recall the official end of World War I. On that date in 1918, all major hostilities of World War I were formally ended “at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month”.
The year 2011 makes this year celebration very special being 11th Day of November in the year 2011 (11.11.11). It is very symbolic for such extraordinary time in our lives. Lest we forget the sacrifice made and still being made by others to maintain, secure and encourage world peace.
Today I offer a very special salute to:
· Those who paid the ultimate sacrifice,
· Those who are now sacrificing special time away from love one and,
· Those who are now currently dedicating their lives to aid in world peace..
Today blog posting will not be about great vacationing spot or holiday homes but desolately dedicated to all veterans. I could not find a better way of acknowledging and appreciating the ultimate sacrifice and contributions they made to world peace.
My “thank you” is best said by JohnwroteMcRaecalledpoem**“Flandershe– 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,
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.
**”In Flanders Fields” is perhaps the best known poem written during the First World War by a Canadian doctor Lt.-Col. John McCrae . He wrote it in May 1915 after witnessing the death of his friend, Lt. Alexis Helmer, 22.
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