Sunday, November 11, 2007

Lest We Forget

Photo from here.
In Flanders Fields
by John McCrae, May 1915
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.


km said...

Do you celebrate veteran's day the same time we do? I'm glad you remember. I WILL NEVER FORGET! Yesterday was beautiful. My mom's neighbor played tapps at the end of the service. (we listened to him play when he wasn't very good...they'd send him out to the driveway, and it was as good as if he was in my living he' part of a wind quartet...and they lead a band camp.) There wasn't a dry eye left.

Robin said...

AWESOME!!!!! Happy Veterans Day to you too!