Memorial Day 2008 (I)—In Flanders Fields

Posted by Kendall Harmon

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.

–Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918)

In thanksgiving for all those who gave their lives for this country in years past, and for those who continue to serve–KSH.


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1. recchip wrote:

Thank you again Kendall.
We are grateful to you for posting all these Memorial day tributes.  Thank you on behalf of (I am confident I speak for them) the Entire American Legion Family around the Country (The American Legion, The American Legion Auxiliary and the Sons of the American Legion).

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