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Rememberance Day

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UC, originally uploaded by tilak.dutta.

Every once in a while, the Engineering students at U of T do something worthwhile with their time as opposed to precariously balancing VW’s on buildings. This was the display they put on King’s College Circle for Remembrance Day.

ERTW, originally uploaded by tilak.dutta.

McCrae, originally uploaded by tilak.dutta.

They even had poppies placed under Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae’s cross – the author of Flanders Fields.

In Flanders Fields

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.

PS. This is my 100th post.


Written by Tilak Dutta

November 13, 2008 at 2:36 pm

Posted in Rememberance Day

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