Lest we forget

It was very touching at the Remembrance Day service in Bridgewater today, where the whole community came out and paid tribute to our veterans and fallen soldiers. It was the most personal service I have ever been to, with people sharing their own stories and remembering their brothers, sisters, father, mother, grandparents, and fellow comrades. It made everything so real and relatable, and I could see the sadness and sorrow in their eyes as they laid down the wreath in front.

So let us stop, remember, and appreciate on this special day.

11-11, 2011.

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.


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