Saturday, November 11, 2006

November 11

It is Rememberance Day. I've worn my poppy with pride. So have my two oldest dk's.
Today the two youngest dk's were with me at the mall at 11:11. There was an announcement overhead and my ds came and told me. The clerk kept talking. I told her I would like a moment of silence to remember those who died so I could come into this store and buy what I want!
God bless all those who are now fighting for that same freedom and peace throughout the world.

I love this poem, and it was written by a Canadian!

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.

Eternal rest grant to them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them.

1 comment:

Angela Messenger said...

I love that poem. And what a good point you made to the clerk! It's the little things, isn't it.