Sunday, November 11, 2012

Remembrance Day: Lest We Forget

Remembrance Day ceremonies will be held today throughout the South Shore. If you can not attend a ceremony in your community, HANK FM will carry live coverage of the program from Veterans Memorial Park in Bridgewater. The ceremony begins at 10:45AM.

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.

Lieutenant Colonel John Alexander McCrae, MD