November 11, 2012

In Remembrance

"They shall not grow old,
as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them,
nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun
and in the morning

We will remember them."




* The Act of Remembrance is an extract from "For the Fallen" by Laurence Binyon.

6 comments:

  1. Thanks for posting this. It's so important to remember those that have made it possible for us to live in a free country.

    Unfortunately, our Remembrance Day was thrown off by the snow. The guys wanted to do the Remembrance Day run again but couldn't. Too bad because that was such a great event. We'll have to visit the WWI memorials another time. Going to finish War Horse later today and then watching the movie though. Should be a great way to commemorate the occasion.

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    1. That's too bad that they guys didn't get to do their run this year. I know it's something they really enjoy. We had planned on maybe going to a Remembrance Day ceremony put on by the legion, but ended up just watching the Ottawa footage instead.

      Still have to see War Horse. I was just mentioning it to Todd again the other day. :)

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  2. Beautiful poem and images. Forgive my Canadian ignorance...where does the flower come from?

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    1. The flower is a poppy and it's worn every Remembrance Day (originally Armistice Day) in Commonwealth countries to commemorate those who've fallen in war. It started just after WWI and was adopted because of the poem "In Flanders Fields", written by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae (a Canadian physician who fought in the war). Flanders refers to the area of Belgium where fighting occurred in WWI. The story goes that McCrae saw poppies springing up in the ditches where the men had fallen, and it inspired the poem:
      "In Flanders Fields the poppies blow / Between the crosses row on row..." (You can find the rest of the poem here) :D

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  3. So important to remember. Thanks for posting this.

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  4. Moving words and beautiful images. Thanks for sharing, Jaime

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