Remembering Our Fallen Soldiers
At the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, World War I came to an end when the Allies and Germany signed an armistice called the ‘Treaty of Versailles on June 28 1918.
Today, people around North America and other Commonwealth countries observe this day in remembrance of those lives lost in “The Great War”.
This day was specifically dedicated by King George V on November 7th 1919.
As a symbol of support, a red poppy is worn in the weeks prior to and on November 11th, and has become a familiar emblem due to the poem “In Flanders Fields” by Canadian physician Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae on May 3, 1915, and the over-whelming bloom of these brilliant red flowers, across some of the worst battlefields of Flanders, a region of Belgium.
In honour of this special day, G987’s Ryan Greco penned this poem in honour of his great-grandfather Corporal Angus McPhee of the British royal navy, who served in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans on a mine sweeping ship that cleared the way for British and American aircraft carriers and convoys. Click below to listen:
On behalf of our staff here at G98.7FM, we’d like to thank all deceased and current members who served and who are serving in the armed forces, and all deceased and living veterans who laid down and risked their lives to keep their countries free for present and future generations to come…
LEST WE FORGET