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In 1915, Canadian soldier John McCrae wrote the poem, "In Flanders Fields". McCrae served in the Second Battle of Ypres in Belgium. He wrote the poem after a friend died in battle and was buried with a simple wooden cross as a marker. The poem described similar mass graveyards, filled with fallen soldiers, on the fields of Flanders ― fields that were once alive with red poppies.
Canada has always been known for its peaceful people, vibrant culture, and beautiful country; above all, Canada is known for its patriotism. On Remembrance Day, salute the patriotic men and women who served our country selflessly. On November 11th, take a moment of silence to remember.
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, May 3, 1915