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remembering . . .

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My Dad – Flight Lieutenant Peter Sinclair ~ Royal Canadian Air Force  ~ World War 2

 

I really like this musical rendition of “In Flanders Fields” ~ a poem written during the First World War  by Canadian Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae.

I think almost all Canadian children memorize this poem in school.

Today we will gather at the cenotaph outside our church. We will wear a poppy.

The little group of veterans will be there – even though every year their numbers dwindle. But they will march and stand at attention as we sing “O Canada” and “God Save The Queen”.

We will lay our wreaths at the foot of the monument.

In silence, we will stand with bowed heads

and we will remember.

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6 thoughts on “remembering . . .

  1. Thanks, Kathie, for a moment to cherish. I hadn’t thought of my Great Uncle Peck in years, until I saw your dad’s picture. He, too, fought and died in WW2. I’m so proud and thankful for all these brave men and women.

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  2. I too went to our Remembrance Day service (the cenotaph is a 5 minute walk from my house). I couldn’t believe the crowds. The place (large parking lot) was jam-packed with old, young, even babies and dogs – and it was a drizzly, day. In the last few years it seems there has been a resurgence of interest in remembering.Love the photos of the young and idealistic-looking veterans in their youth – like your handsome father. Spent an hour or so on Sun. viewing some of the documentaries about WW2 put together by the NFB. Oh my. (If you’re interested, I linked them on today’s blog at promptings.

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