This Wednesday, November 11th is Remembrance Day. A time to pay tribute to those who lost their lives in service to the country. While official ceremonies will be held on Wednesday, many local communities will honour the fallen today, the Sunday before.
This year marks the centennial of John McCrae’s writing of In Flanders Field
It is thought that doctor John McCrae (30th November 1872 — 28th January 1918) began the draft for his famous poem ‘In Flanders Fields’ on the evening of the 2nd May, 1915 in the second week of fighting during the Second Battle of Ypres.