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Remembrance Day 11/11/11/11

Remembrance Day 2011

In Flanders Fields (May 1915)

“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 your 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.”

– Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae (1872-1918)

Remembrance Day – Lest We Forget

Britain falls silent to remember war dead

Millions of Britons have held a two-minute silence to remember the nation’s war dead.

The tribute started at 11am, the time the guns on the Western Front fell silent at the end of the First World War in 1918.

Not forgotten: Lucy Aldridge with her sons George, seven (left) and Archie, five, at Bredenbury War Memorial, Herefordshire, look at the name of her son, Rifleman William Aldridge, who was killed, aged 18, in Afghanistan in 2009

Read more:

In Flanders Fields-A Remembrance Day Slideshow

In Flanders Fields – Lest We Forget

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