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Lest We Forget - Nov. 11th 2017

Lest We Forget - Nov. 11th 2017

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Adele Oliver

Community Manager , Lotusland, Canada

Lest We Forget - Nov. 11th 2017

and the wars go on ... and soldiers and civilians die .... and veterans return physically or mentally injured ....

Vancouver's Mount Pleasant Cemetery - the last resting place for hundreds of Canadian soldiers ...

The first chapter of In Flanders Fields and Other Poems (a 1919 collection of poems by John McCrae) gives the text of the poem as follows:

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.

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Camera Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
Lens Unknown 4-215mm
Aperture 4
Exposure time 1/400
Focus length 4.3 mm
ISO 250

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