11 November 2012

Veterans Day/Remembrance Day 2012

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.

- John McCrae

Today we commemorate Veterans Day in the United States and Remembrance Day in Canada. Please take the time to thank a veteran and take the time to support a veterans organization as well. These listed are only suggestions.

Final Salute Inc. - help homeless female vets

Fisher House Foundation - housing for military families near hospitals/rehab

Canadian Hero Fund - help support Canadian military personnel and their families

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