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“I am a Canadian, free to speak without fear, free to worship in my own way, free to stand for what I think right, free to oppose what I believe wrong, or free to choose those who shall govern my country. This heritage of freedom I pledge to uphold for myself and all mankind.” ~~ John G. Diefenbaker

Lest We Forget




I took these images, at the Canadian Military Museum in Calgary, several years ago ... Lest We Forget


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

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  1. Thankfully, the sanitatized images do not portray the true horrors of the event. WW1 burtalized human being, for the first time, with industrial might. I personally give thanks that I, because of what they did, have never had to go through the same thing.

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