Lest We Forget

Mankind's greatest vice is to forget. At eleven o'clock today, spare a moment to think of those who have risked their lives in service of their country. Whether it was over 100 years ago, today, or tomorrow, we should never forget those who have sacrificed to preserve our freedoms. 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. - Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae, In Flanders Fields, 1915