In Flanders Fields (by John McCrae)
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.

(The Second Battle of Ypres by Richard Jack)

Today is Remembrance Day. We remember those who sacrificed everything to defend the freedoms we enjoy. We should never take those freedoms for granted. Indeed, it is our duty to be vigilant against all forces who threaten those freedoms. Catch the torch and hold it high.

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