Happy Veterans Day!


Today is Veterans Day in America.  So, for those of you who served in the military, no matter which nation or branch, ZNN salutes you!  Thank you so much for your service, and for the sacrifices you made to keep the people you love, as well as complete strangers, safe from harm!  Even those who did not serve in combat roles, or who served in domestic services such as a local police force, we honor you today!

Thank you for all you do to make the world a better place!

And now for an official WildeHopps Salute!

Courtesy of MusicaLoraine


  1. In Flanders Fields

    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.

    -John McCrae (Written in 1915 during the second battle of Ypres)

    For those unfamiliar with this poem, it was written by a Canadian physician during the First World War. When one of his friends was killed on May 2nd, Lr Col McCrae made note of how the poppies quickly grew around the graves of those who had fallen during the battle. He composed this poem the next day, and it plays a integral part of Remembrance Day in Canada and some other Commonwealth nations.

    Lest we forget.

  2. At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, we will remember them.

    Thank you for this tribute. Having served 8 years as a reservist and nearly 10 as a law enforcement officer, I can tell you it's appreciated.

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