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In Flanders Fields

November 11, 2010

I thought all last night about what I would post on Rememberance Day. Various comments and ideas drifted through my mind, but in the end, I decided that anything I could say, is already best said in this beautiful poem by John McCrae, a Canadian physician and Lieutenant Colonel during World War 1.

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.

Please take a moment today to remember and to pray and to hope for a better tomorrow.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. November 11, 2010 12:10 pm

    Beautiful post.

  2. Ashley Erin permalink*
    November 16, 2010 10:19 am

    Thanks so much Lisa!

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