Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day Lest We Forget

In Flanders Fields

By: Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918) Canadian Army

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.
Let us never forget those who gave their lives in WW1 and all the wars that have followed.  And let us ensure that our children know their history and never be allowed to forget.
I wish all my American friends a trully blessed Memorial Day.


  1. As a veteran...let me say thank you. Vb

  2. You're very welcome vb - I come from a military family and I know what it takes.


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