Lest we forget

(Remembrance Day November 11, 2017)

“On this Remembrance Day, we honour our
fallen heroes for their service, their
commitment, their courage. And their
extraordinary sacrifices. They fought
tyranny and oppression, stopped dictators
and despots, eased suffering and despair.
And left us an enduring and cherished gift:


As we remember all who gave their lives
in the noble pursuit of liberty, the eternal
light of our nations’ gratitude shines on.


By John McCrae, May 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 your 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.

©Samina Iqbal. 2017

About samina iqbal

I am a free lance writer who loves to write on social issues in particular. I am a house wife and my husband Dr. Shams Iqbal offers all the support and encouragement so that I can pursue my passion for authorship and other cause which is dear to me. My lifelong mission in life is to offer my support for the police officers who need to be supported and protected by general public like us. My inspiration to do this comes from my personal experiences of some of the greatest police officers whom I have witnessed do great deeds for the good of humanity. I am so inspired and fascinated to support this law enforcement group. On the other hand I like music, movies specially classics, I am a fashion geek, English and American literature are my passions.
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9 Responses to Lest we forget

  1. Brittius says:

    Reblogged this on Brittius.

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  2. sedge808 says:

    such a beautiful uniform.
    I would love to wear one.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Thank you for promoting support for law enforcement. I serve as a chaplain with Christian County Sheriffs Office.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Thank you so much for your support for my blog. I believe that we owe a lot to our defenders since they put their lives on line to save and protect us and our support for them is the least we can do for them. I am proud of you for your service for the law enforcement. Take care and God bless.

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