In our Opinion: Lest we Forget

On Nov. 11, no matter where you are, remember them all — Lest We Forget.

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

The poem ‘In Flanders Fields’ was written by Lt. Col. John McCrae from Guelph, Ontario from the front lines during the second battle of Ypres, Belgium on May 3, 1915 — 101 years ago. Over the past century, many Canadians have served and too many have made the ultimate sacrifice.

On Nov. 11, no matter where you are, remember them all — Lest We Forget.