Today is Remembrance Day in Canada or Veteran's Day in the U.S.
Today is a day to commemorate the sacrifices of members of the armed forces and of civilians in times of war. It is observed on November 11th to recall the end of World War 1 on this date in 1918.
By: Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918)
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,
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
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