Wednesday, November 11, 2009

In Flander’s 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.

~Lieutenant  Colonel John McRae, MD (1872-1918); Canadian Army

Written May 3rd, 1915; Published December 8th, 1915.

LestweforgetButtonTo the men and women who fight to keep “our land/glorious and free”, I thank you.

Happy Remembrance Day


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