Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Lest We Forget

In Flanders Fields
By: Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918)
Canadian Army

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.


Anonymous said...

Very nice tribute . We all will remember the fallen on November 11th.


Catwoman said...

Nice touch. I wish more people would treat Remembrance Day with dignity and respect (at least until after 12 noon) than just another Shopping Day.
"At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them"