we will not break faith…

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, 1915

11.11.11

There are seven Books of Remembrance housed in the Memorial Chapel on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. They are a record of Canadians who have died in service to their country in times of war and major conflict. One page is ceremoniously turned each day at eleven o’clock in the morning, thereby ensuring that each and every page of each and every book gets turned once a year.

The Seventh Book of Remembrance honours the memory of the men and women in Canadian Forces who have died in service after 1947, and is ongoing.

We Are The Dead

Remembering the names of Canadian Forces members killed in the line of duty, every hour at 11 minutes past the hour. Presented by the Ottawa Citizen. (On Twitter)

We will not break faith.

Elen

Note: The above picture was taken at the Paul Day: Battle of Britain Terracottas and Other Work Exhibition, The Gardiner Museum October 25, 2006 – January 15, 2007. This is but a small portion of that powerful exhibit we were fortunate to see.

2 thoughts on “we will not break faith…

  1. We are remembering our veterans today too. It is always sad when countries have to resort to war and it is only right to think and salute those that die to protect their country, it is the ultimate sacrifice.

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    • Yes! I’ve been tweeting both #veteransday and #remembranceday today. Mr. G, honey is a Vet #USAF. Thank you for stopping by. Good luck with NaBloPoMo. This is my 3rd challenge.

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