How Will You Remember?

November-09-10

Message from The Honourable John McKay M.P.:

In past wars, many Canadians gave their lives so we could live in a peaceful society.

On this Remembrance Day, we honour not only past sacrifices, but the courage and devotion of those who risk their lives today to protect our fundamental rights and freedoms.

I encourage you to take time on November 11th to thank our veterans and attend one of our community’s Remembrance Day events.

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Remebrance Events in Scarborough: http://www.insidetoronto.com/news/local/article/898993--remembrance-events-planned-for-scarborough

Remebrance Events in Toronto: http://www.toronto.ca/lestweforget/remembrance.htm

CBC coverage of National Remembrance Day Ceremonies: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2010/11/09/f-remembrance-day-broadcast-schedule.html

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In Flanders 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.

John McCrae