On OTHER BOARDS [Boo. Hiss--Ed.], I will join in the "teasing" of Canadian--"what state is that in? North Dakota?" I have some fellow practitioner-friends from Canada. However, all jokes aside, I rather found this response from a Canadian poster CC on the subject of rememberance rather poignant:

Quote Originally Posted by CC
The sad part about this is with every new generation, no matter how much the vets would like people to remember, and rightly so, we seem to not remember. Year after year I seem to notice a little more diminishment in how people regard and remember these truly great heroes . For you yanks it's Memorial day, for us canucks, it's Armistice Day (Nov 11). I personally think it should be made mandatory for every high school student to learn exactly what went on in both great wars, and what soldiers had to go through so that we have the right to sit on our asses and check out internet porn and whine about taxes.

Something we Canadians hear every Armistice Day:

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.


Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918)
Canadian Army

Lest we not forget.
--J.D.