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Author:  Glengarry Fencible [ Thu Nov 09, 2006 10:58 am ]
Post subject:  Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day

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

Author:  Glengarry Fencible [ Tue Nov 21, 2006 12:58 pm ]
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State funeral for last Great War vet approved

OTTAWA (CP) — The Commons has voted unanimously in favour of offering a full state funeral to the last Canadian veteran of the First World War.

The House approved an NDP motion asking the government to honour all who served that war by sponsoring a state funeral when the last of its vets dies.

There are believed to be three Canadian survivors of the conflict, all well over 100 years of age.

The concept was first proposed before Remembrance Day by the Dominion Institute, which said such a funeral would help promote memories of the long-ago conflict.

More than 60,000 Canadians died in the fighting between 1914 and 1918.

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