Nikki (nakeisha) wrote,
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Remembrance Day 2012



1914 - 1918

The War To End Wars

11th November, 1918 - Armistice Day


The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month guns fell silent; peace was declared the war the end wars was over.

And here we are over ninety years later, parts of the war are still at war. What a testament.



In Flanders Field
Written by John McCrae in May 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.
Tags: !birthdays/anniversaries, words: poetry
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