Remembrance Day

 

Technology advanced along way in the early parts of the 20th century, not least due to the two world wars. In just two weeks the world remembers what men gave to allow freedom to our generations. War is never good, but without the sacrifices of those brave men and women many of us would have been living in facists states or without freedoms we take for granted.

Today, many more wars are included in the Remembrance Day observations. Perhaps one day war will be no more, or will be fought in the worlds of finance and technology alone. Perhaps not.

November 11, Remembrance Day.

IN FLANDERS FIELDS

By John McCrae, May 1915

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.

http://www.greatwar.co.uk/poems/john-mccrae-in-flanders-fields.htm