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Mattawa Legion parade, Monday, Nov 11
Cenotaph ceremony 11am
History of Remembrance Day: to mark the end of WWI – the 11th hour, 11th day, 11th month
In Flanders Fields
BY JOHN MCCRAE
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,
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.