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... 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 those who die We shall not sleep, though poppies grow In Flanders fields. ...
... was presented in a very interactive way. I read a little sign in one of the town centres that spoke of the devastation to Belgium and it's people during WWI. In 1915, over 5,000 Belgians fled to France for safety from the Germans. In 1919, only 500 returned and of those 79 left as they couldn't handle what they had returned to - their beautiful village had been levelled. We visited Hill 62 today - wow. Josh ...
... on top of the ridge how challenging the objective was for troops. I always thought that the Vimy monument was to remember Canadians who died during the Vimy campaign - not so....this monument is a memorial for all Canadian soldiers who lost their lives on French soil and their bodies have not been found. The names on the memorial go on, and on. This was a particularly special day for Josh and I as we ...
We came back on the metro and the STS coorenator let us free to find lunch and have some free time. My group and I found a little restaurt and ate some food, I got and omlette which I thought would be smaller than the other plates, it turned out to be just as big.
After we ate we decided to try to find the Cathédrale Notre Dame de la Treille. This turned out to be much harder than we expected, we a map (actually we had four identical maps) but we just kept passing the ...
... delicious beer we settled for the night in a Belgium town called Charleroi.
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