Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Remembrance Day

There were a lot of kids buying Ppeppero at the store this evening. Ppeppero Day sounds like a fun day and not more commercial than Christmas, just more focussed on what should be bought.

For me, on the other hand, it is Remembrance Day. Image from Wikipedia.
Remembrance Day
Canadian-style poppy worn on lapel

Also from Wikipedia:

In Flanders Fields

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.

Lt.-Col. John McCrae (1872 - 1918)

There was more on a Canadian veteran's website.
I know that a few people from my hometown fought here in Korea. I regret that I cannot find the photo I took of the memorial at Memorial Park in Bracebridge.

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