Burying Time Capsule

Burying Time Capsule
1859 - 150th Anniversary of Parish - 2009 (photo by Scott & Debbie Travers )

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Lest We Forget

Image cf. http://www.edmontonjournal.com/travel/Some+Remembrance+services+Edmonton+area/7527184/story.html

File photo of poppies at the headstones of soldiers, Edmonton’s Beechmount Cemetery in 2011

Photograph by: Larry Wong , Edmonton Journal


In Flanders Fields

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

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