I think I've bought 5 poppies this year, and each one has fallen off my coat. With or without I am extremely grateful on this Remembrance Day for those who have protected the innocent in the world and helped to spread freedom. The minute of silence that I offered in memory of those who have fought seems menial in the face of what they must have experienced and done, but it's what I could do to give my thanks for those good men and women.
In Flanders Fields
By: Lieutenant Colonel John
McCrae, MD (1872-1918)
Flanders Fields the poppies blow
the crosses row on row,
mark our place; and in the sky
larks, still bravely singing, fly
heard amid the guns below.
are the Dead. Short days ago
lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
and were loved, and now we lie
up our quarrel with the foe:
you from failing hands we throw
torch; be yours to hold it high.
ye break faith with us who die
shall not sleep, though poppies grow