Saturday, September 23, 2006

Lest We Forget ...

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.
- John McCrae

Today at CFB Trenton four flag draped caskets were brought home and given to the care of grieving families ...

Tomorrow in Ottawa there will be a Memorial Service on the banks of the Rideau River where grieving families will remember the fallen officers whose names are inscribed there ...

This weekend is a time of remembrance and sorrow for those of us who know the loss of one who died in the service of our country, whether they were in Blue, Green or the Red Serge ...

Today we weep ... Today we remember ...

In Ontario, the Honour Roll for fallen Ontario Provincial Police officers has the words:

"Lest We Forget:
`Remember our fallen members and their memory,
if we forget,
who but their family will remember,
after all we are all family.'"
Today, and tomorrow and in the coming days as we remember the fallen ... we are all family ...
Today we weep ... today we remember ...
Lest We Forget !!

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