In Flanders Field ...
In many versions, they don't play the second verse when the author calls for others to hold up the torch. It is a hard emotion to quench.
Casualties at the First Battle of Ypres: 250K
Casualties at the Second Battle of Ypres: 100K
Casualties at the Third Battle of Ypres: 800K
Casualties at the Fourth Battle of Ypres: 200K
It seems that we should remember this more than once a year.