Thursday, November 19, 2015

November 11th - Veterans Day Service

November 11’th. Originally Armistice Day – and still considered Remembrance Day marks the end of hostilities of WW1 going into effect at the 11’th hour of the 11’th day of the 11’th month of 1918. Renamed “Veterans day” in 1954 to honor all the service personnel of the US Armed Forces. Harmonie had a special program to remember all veterans, as well as honor those who served who are brothers of Harmonie. Veterans in attendance were Worshipful Milton Keim, DSA and Bro. Vincent Zaleski who were escorted to the east for Grand Honors. Along with a prayer for our Veterans – past and present - W:. Joshua Keim then preformed a reading of John McCrae’s “Flanders Field”

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