The Cape Breton Highlanders, Last Post
Valor In Memory

In Flanders Fields

I n 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 

W e 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, tho poppies grow In Flanders field 

Lieut-Col. John McCrae

 

The Cape Breton Highlanders Monument

 

Two memorials to the common sacrifice mark the War Cemeteries of the Commonwealth:

"The Cross of Sacrifice"
 A tall stone set upon an octagonal base and bearing upon its shaft a Crusader's
 sword of bronze.

" The Stone of Remembrance"
A great altar-like stone, having carved upon it the resounding words from the Book of Ecclesiastics:
"Their Name Liveth For Evermore"

Cape Breton Highlanders who died overseas.

 
177 are buried in Italy

2 4 are buried in Holland

 

Last Post
So Let us Strive, in the moment we have,
For peace and good will;
'cause time is yet our master
and time will not be still.

From time
by Joseph Oldford

Cape Breton Highlanders Who Are At Eternal Rest Last Post


In My Father's House there are many Mansions:
If it were not so, I would have told you.
I go to prepare a place for you.
John 14:2

 

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2004 Cape Breton Highlanders