Sherry and I attended the Remembrance Day service at the Robert Service School. About one hundred members of the Dawson community, of all ages, were present, plus a number of members of the Royal Canadian Legion, the local contingent of the Canadian Rangers and a colour guard from the RCMP. Remembrance Day in Dawson City was moved inside about twenty years ago due to the potential of cold weather. This year, the morning brought light snow and a temperature of minus ten.
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row...
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved...
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
Selected lines from In Flanders Fields by John McCrae 1919