Thursday, November 11, 2010

Lest We Forget

Painting of Flanders Fields taken from this blog, but I don't have any idea from where he got it.

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.

- John McCrae

1 comment:

Jim Marr said...

In honor of our past, current, and future veterans! Your blog post led me to Google some things and so I learned that your Rememberance Day equals our U.S. Veterans Day. Cool. As a veteran myself of 22 years in our U.S. Air Force, and a fellow member of God's army, blessings to you!