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Saturday, November 10, 2012

Lest We Forget


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.

In Flanders Fields ~ Lt.-Col. John McCrae (1872 - 1918)

Dedicated to all the brave men and women whose unselfish sacrifices and bravery shall never be forgotten.
Thank You.

13 comments:

rusty duck said...

A moving poem, and well said Jo.

Nellie said...

Thank you for posting this poem as a reminder for all of us.

DJan said...

The second time I've seen this poem today, Jo. Thank you again for the beautiful tribute to our fallen.

Jedidja said...

I like this poem. Thanks.

Dewena Callis said...

Thank you for this lovely haunting poem that all elementary school children used to memorize.

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How can we forget this 1

Country Gal said...

We shall never forget ! Thank you for this post !

Terry said...

A fine reminder.

Mary Ann said...

Britain's fallen were so many in the Great War... I'm glad you featured this lovely old poem.

Susie said...

Jo, I have always loved this poem.I send thanks out to all who are serving or have served. Smiles, Susie

Star said...

I think we all have someone to remember on this day, don't we! It's such a good way to remember.
I thought the Queen looked very well today as she placed her wreath at the senotaph in London. So did Prince Philip, after his recent illness.

Betsy Adams said...

Hi Jo, I have read so many wonderful tributes to our veterans today. Let's never forget all that they did for US and our freedoms...

I love Poppies ---and will never forget my Daddy passing out Poppies when I was a little girl.. Not sure they do that anymore...

Hope things are going well for you...
Hugs,
Betsy

L. D. Burgus said...

A wonderful poem to share on the day of veterans.