Remembrance Day: Armistice + 100 years

Today is the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I.  A day to pay respects and honour to the millions that served and died in The Great War and the wars that followed.

Lest We Forget
Lest We Forget

In Flander’s Fields
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.

Lt. Col. John McRae (1872-1918)

At 11AM, bells will ring in remembrance across the US.  When you hear them, stop a moment and remember their sacrifice.

US WW I Centennial Commission: Bells of Peace
Bells of Peace