Happy Rememberance/Veterns day. Even tough today is a very sad day, We must all be pround of our Countries, Armys, freedoms and laws we have. Today we think about everything that has happened and affected us. World war one, World war two, The situation in iraq. we have all lost someone in our family or life, even if you havent met them, They are buried in the soil with pride and dignity.
I think everyone can understand the meaning of this day. As we in canada look at vimy ridge and our loyalty to britian, The US looks at the day the two tiwn towers in New york, New york, or Pearl Habour. And isreal looks at how everyone fought for the rights of the Jewish faith.
Everyone on this earth has something to thank on this day. Weather it be safety, freedoms or even just being able to live without fear.
So, I ask this, what are you thinking about on this November 11th, 2009? did you have a moment of slience at 11am? are you wearing a poppy? have you hugged and thanked a Soilder (dead or alive)?
As a child in a grade school, I never unterstood this day. Untill i started listening, watching and having an interest in history and news. but now i understand, And the words “Lest we forget” have made this day beautiful.
On a end note, I would like to finish this entry with the poem “In flanders Fleids.” I did not write this. thanks for reading.
In Flanders Fields
By: Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918)
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.