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In Memoriam 2012 May 25, 2012

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In Flanders Fields

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.

Lt. Col. John McCrae, M.D
1915

Flanders Fields

We cherish too, the Poppy red
That grows on fields where valor led,
It seems to signal to the skies
That blood of heroes never dies.

Moina Michael
1915

As we go about our gardening and yard work, our family picnics and basement cleaning, opening the pools and visiting the beach, please spare a moment and remember the brave men and women who voluntarily fought and gave their all to win – and preserve – our precious American liberties and freedom.


We’ll be back Tuesday.

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1. mazco34 - May 25, 2012

Sleep, Soldier Boy, Sleep (VFW Memorial Song)

The battle’s over and peace is all around you,
Sleep soldier boy sleep on.

The canon’s roar, can never more disturb you,
Sleep soldier boy sleep on.

Your journey is ended your work here is done,
Sleep soldier boy and rest,

Your flag you defended, The vict’ry you won,
Sleep on among the blest.

The sun’s gone down, and darkness has enclosed you,
Sleep soldier boy sleep on.

A mother’s arms, are waiting to enfold you,
Sleep soldier boy sleep on.

The time is not long when the bugle will sound forth,
Must’ring you back again.

You’ll wake with the dawning, and answer to roll call,
Sleep soldier boy till then.
(to Taps)

Sleep in peace soldier boy
Till the bugle calls you with the dawn,

Sleep and rest God is nigh, soldier boy.

2. judy - May 25, 2012

Lovely. Enjoy your weekend.

3. sjbraun - May 30, 2012

Really lovely! That poem always reminds me of a Charlie Brown show I have on VHS … so nice.


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