Tuesday, November 11, 2008

We Remember

Today is Veteran's Day in the United States and RemembranceDay in Canada and Australia. All three countries use this poignant poem written by Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae in May of 1915 to honor their veterans and express their losses. Colonel McCrae was a member of the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps and was working on the front lines, aiding fallen soldiers when he wrote this poem. I hope that each of us, regardless of our political opinions and our differences, can take a moment today and send our thoughts and prayers to the families of those who sacrificed for their country.

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.

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful post! I am stopping by from SITS but didnt know which blog to comment....you girls with more than one blog are super-women!!!


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