In 1915, Canadian soldier John McCrae wrote a poem titled "In Flanders Fields." McCrae served in the Second Battle of Ypres in Flanders, Belgium. He wrote "In Flanders Fields" after a friend died in battle and was buried with a simple wooden cross as a marker. The poem described similar mass graveyards on the fields of Flanders, fields that were once alive with red poppies but were now filled with the corpses of dead soldiers.
The poem highlights the irony of war, where a soldier dies so that a nation of people lives.
Please take a moment to remember...those gone and those still serving today.
My father was in WW II - Queens Own Rifles....and my son in law still serves today.