In Flanders Fields

Thursday, November 11, 2010

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.

Dr. John McCrae (1872-1918)
First publication date: 1915

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    Very nice, Carla. I am so grateful for those who paid the ultimate price - their life - so that I might be free. I'm wearing my red, white, and blue stars and stripes shirt today to show my appreciation. At the airport this morning, the guy checking us onto the flight announced that any veteran with his ID could board first. We all broke into applause as 3 guys came forward. Brought tears of joy to my eyes to be able to recognize these men in a small way! God bless all our vets!
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