Note: this tribute was published on November 11, 2015, by fellow writer (and dog lover) Sue Vincent. My sincere thanks to Sue for allowing me to share.
“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.”
From ‘In Flanders Fields,’ by John McCrae
On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, 1918, the Armistice signed at Compiègne came into effect.
Not for the mistaken glory of war, nor for their valour, nor the sacrifice of their lives on the altar of politics, but for Peace.
We will remember.