Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day, a solemn day to remember the men and women who gave their lives in war over the last century. It is customary for all Allied countries to serve at least one minutes silence starting at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month each year.

On this day, I’d like to leave you with a famous poem which is synonymous with Remembrance Day around the world. The poem “In Flanders fields” was written by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae on May 3rd 1915.

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.

Please remember to show your respects to the men and women who gave their lives to provide you the luxuries and freedom which you enjoy every day of yours. For those people who find this site and don’t know or understand what this special day is about, please feel free to read about Remembrance Day online.