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Baking, Cooking, Decorating, Tea Time, and taking Inspiration from those I love and the world around me...

A sharing of my heart and my home from a Christian perspective

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Wednesday 11 November 2009

Lest We Forget~ Remembrance Day

November 11th, is REMEMBRACE DAY in Canada, a day which commemorates the sacrifices of people in all the armed conflicts, particularly World War 1, World War 11, and the Korean Conflict. It is a national holiday; schools are closed and all businesses.
We here in Canada wear a poppy to honour these brave souls. The poppy comes from a poem written by John Mc Crae, a Canadian doctor serving in the military. The poem is called Flanders Fields and describes the poppies growing in the Flemish graveyards where soldiers are buried.


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 with flailing 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.

~ John McCrae May 1915

I remember!

I also remember the ultimate sacrifice our Lord made for us on the cross of Calvary! And I thank Him for it!

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi