At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month…

By   November 11, 2007
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

Hug a veteran today.

  • Camyerscamp

    Where does the 11th minute come from?  My understanding is that hostilities ceased at 11:00 a.m. on 11-11-1918.  Just wondering…