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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Lest We Forget

Today, November 11, we honour our war dead, soldiers who made the supreme sacrifice by giving their lives for our freedom. With the recent acts of violence in our country, the murder of three RCMP officers and wounding of two others in Moncton in June, and the killing of two soldiers in  Quebec and Ottawa a few short weeks ago, let us be even more grateful to those who serve our country every day and keep us safe, and let's continue to pray for peace in this crazy world we live in.
Lest We Forget.
Look closely at this poppy - do you see the shadow of the soldier on the right - standing with his pack and helmet on? I took this photo last July in a friend's garden...

Remember Me
(The voice of the dead)

Remember me
Duty called and I went to war
Though I'd never fired a gun before
I paid the price for your new day
As all my dreams were blown away

Remember me
We all stood true as whistles blew
And faced the shell and stench of Hell
Now battle's done, there is no sound
Our bones decay beneath the ground
We cannot see, or smell, or hear
There is no death, or hope or fear

Remember me
Once we, like you, would laugh and talk
And run and walk and do the things that you all do
But now we lie in rows so neat
Beneath the soil, beneath your feet

Remember me
In mud and gore and the blood of war
We fought and fell and move no more
Remember me, I am not dead
I'm just a voice within your head

~Harry Riley


"If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there'd be peace." ~John Lennon


Sara D.B. said...

A beautiful tribute, Linda!
Thinking of you and the whole country.
Hugs from Sara

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Uncanny photo of the poppy Linda, I do see a soldier on the side of the flower.

Colleen Gander said...

That is a beautiful photograph and a lovely tribute. Very much on all our minds today.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful tribute and such a stunning photo.

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