In the next couple of weeks Remembrance Sunday will once again be upon us. It is a very poignant time of year when we remember those who fell in all conflict. The wearing of the poppy dates back to a time just after the war when an American professor–Moina Michael first wore one and vowed to do so every year to remember those who perished in World War One. She also penned a poem–We Shall Keep the Faith–as a homage to Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae who had famously written “In Flanders Fields” in 1915, after the second Battle of Ypres. This poem was–and still is–one of the most quoted poems from the Great War—In Flanders fields the poppies blow..Between the crosses row on row….Sadly John McCrae died of pneumonia while still commanding Canadian Forces in France in January 1918. That war was supposed to be the war that would end all wars but history tells us a different story. Here we have a short poem by a regular contributor that alludes to the futility of all conflict whilst remembering the sacrifices made by many in 1914-1918.