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Lest we forget

Today, November 11, is Remembrance Day / Veteran’s Day. Considering that, what else could I possibly choose than this song?

The poem “In Flanders Fields” is profoundly meaningful for my father’s family, whose roots extend back to a town smack dab in the killing fields of the Second Battle of Ypres. The poem “In Flanders Fields” was written to commemorate that battle.



  1. Cathy Brockman · · Reply

    We used to have the American legion selling the paper poppies all the time and Dad would always buy me and my sister one. I loved them.

    1. Poppies are still a big deal in Canada. I wonder why they went out of fashion in the States? A huge amount of lip service is given to US veterans, but anything actually helpful, like donating a little money to buy a poppy? Nope.

  2. Hywela Lyn · · Reply

    Beautiful, Ed. Poppies are still worn by many people in the UK – and all the BBC presenters and guests wear them. I wore my red poppy with pride this last week and today – and also a purple poppy to commemorate all the animals who performed a vital service in the wars and silently gave their lives.

    1. I kind of thought the tradition still flourished in the UK, but I wasn’t sure enough of the fact to state it in the blog. Thanks for the info.

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