Thursday, November 2nd, 2000: It's time for a new entry, but I didn't really have anything special to say other than how much I love my new little bear courtesy of my girlfriend =) and that it's approaching November 11th, Remembrance Day, a time where we should be giving thoughts to those that have lost their lives fighting for freedom for others. As a tribute to that time, I've left a special poem written by John McCrae, a Lieutenant Colonel of the Canadian Army. He composed it while he was serving in France during WW1 at Flanders Field after seeing poppies covering a battlefield, hence the reason the poppy has become symbolic of Remembrance Day. Col. McCrae died January 28, 1918 while in active duty.
In Flanders Fields
Flanders fields the poppies blow
up our quarrel with the foe:
are the Dead. Short days ago
- Lt. Col. John McCrae