Odds & Sods

In Honour of Our War Veterans

These men and women gave their lives for the freedoms we enjoy today. Thank them in person while we still have the chance.

In Flanders Fields
By: Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918)
Canadian Army
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.

To find out more about the man who wrote this poem, vist McCrae House.
I would also encourage you to visit the Juno Beach Memorial for a taste of what was involved in one of the key battles of World War 2.
Thank you.