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In Memoriam May 28, 2011

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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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Comments

1. judy - May 28, 2011

Beautiful words. Listening. Thank you and you enjoy your weekend too!


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