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Sunday, November 8, 2009

SUNDAY STILLS: CURRENCY

LEST WE FORGET

On November 11 Canadians wear poppies and gather at war memorials across Canada to pay tribute to those who died in War.
At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, the time the Armistice of WWI was signed in 1918, we observe two minutes of silence to remember.
Our $10 bill is dedicated to those who served and who are currently serving our country.
The Sunday Stills Currency Challenge couldn't have come on a better week! 






In addition to the $10 I also happened to have a Remembrance Day 25 cent piece in my wallet.  (and to think I woke up this morning thinking I would have to forego this weeks challenge because I couldn't come up with anything better than dumping my purse onto the kitchen table and taking shots of coins and lint.)
I will leave you with the words of one of Canada's most famous sons...Doctor, Soldier, Poet...John McCrae.

IN FLANDERS FIELDS
by John McCrae 1915

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.


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8 comments:

  1. Great poem,post and pics. I read the same poem in high school as part of a report on my great grandfather who served with the Marines in WW1.

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  2. Nice tie in between the currency and memorial and poem, thanks!

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  3. Good take and very timely. I thought of this - but your poppy coin is in way better condition than mine was!

    Come to think of it, I haven't seen any commemorative coin for this year.

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  4. Great job. The U.S. needs to issue a new currency to honor our soldiers! U had to memorize Flanders Field in High School.

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  5. An excellent post; history and photos both. Thanks for posting!

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  6. Oooh! Love the two-tones on that coin. And the poem is great, too. Thanks for sharing.

    ~Lisa

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  7. aw i love the colours & design of the note! :)

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