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Posted on Nov 11, 2007 in Front Page Features, War College

Remembrance Day 2007

Armchair General

Today, November the 11th, is Remembrance Day, a day where we recall the sacrifices made on our behalf by servicemen and women throughout the years.

The following poem, We Shall Keep the Faith, was written by an American, Miss Moira Michael, in response to the famous verse In Flanders’ Fields by Colonel John Macrae.  We present it here as Armchair General’s tribute to those who fought, died or were injured on our behalf, and for those who continue to place their lives on the line in pursuit of freedom.

Oh! you who sleep in Flanders Fields,
Sleep sweet – to rise anew!
We caught the torch you threw
And holding high, we keep the Faith
With All who died.

We cherish, too, the poppy red
That grows on fields where valor led;
It seems to signal to the skies
That blood of heroes never dies,
But lends a lustre to the red
Of the flower that blooms above the dead
In Flanders Fields.


And now the Torch and Poppy Red
We wear in honor of our dead.
Fear not that ye have died for naught;
We’ll teach the lesson that ye wrought
In Flanders Fields.