Hopefully you're sporting the familiar red poppy, as we honor and remember the Veterans who fought for our freedom - after all, Remembrance Day is Tuesday.

In Swift Current, there are a few events surrounding this somber day of celebration - click here to learn more.

Do you know the words to "In Flanders Fields"?

We had to learn this beautiful poem in elementary school back on the East Coast.

In case you don't know it - or can't remember - here are the words:

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.

Lt. Col. John McCrae, from Guelph, Ontario, composed the poem in 1915 during WWI, after presiding over the funeral of a friend who passed away during the Second Battle of Ypres.


We remember and thank those who fought for our freedom.

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