A Nation of Freedom from the Courage of Heroes 


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.