The Sri Lanka Ex-servicemen’s Association held a Commemoration and Remembrance Day service at the War Memorial at Viharamahadevi Park this morning in light of the Remembrance Day. The picture shows a disabled soldier taking part in the service. Pix by Kushan Pathiraja
Lankans, here is an example of the true spirit that lies in all of us. In an all too cynical world, here are examples of courage and sacrifice by our very own young men and women. May be, their sacrifice was because they truly loved this country.
Faqi Sunday, 14 November 2010 09:02 AM
Remembrance Day or Poppy day - The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month marks the signing of the Armistice, on 11th November 1918, to signal the end of World War One. The most famous & the most memorable war poems ever written is: In Flanders Fields By: Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD
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.
Dayan Meemaduma Sunday, 14 November 2010 09:03 AM
A moment where General Sarath Fonseka should have graced. I salute all who served our country with an honest intent.
Hamzie Sunday, 14 November 2010 09:40 AM
We'll remember our fallen heroes, with great respect to them & their families.
"THEY SACRIFICE THEIR TODAY FOR OUR TOMORROW"
josh Sunday, 14 November 2010 10:05 AM
where is the president??? shouldnt he be the one who should be first to do the honors??
the undertaker Sunday, 14 November 2010 12:40 PM
LIKE SOLDIERS -WE SOULD REMEMBER THE POOR CIVILIANS LOST THEIR LIFE ALONG WITH KITH & KIN /LIMPS ETC
pini bindu Sunday, 14 November 2010 05:15 PM
he must have gone to china
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