May 29, 2011

Memorial Day


Today, remember those who are gone. 
Remember their families who are still here. 
Think about those you could have lost, but didn't. 

Be grateful.

In Flanders Fields
 By Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD

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.


3 kind comments from you: said...

I love In Flanders Fields. Thank you for posting it. And thank you to your husband for his service.


beka said...


heart like mine said...

POWERFUL. Thank you for sharing.

And thank you, once again, for everything that you and sky do for all of us. I am glad we have Memorial Day to remind us of that

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