Monday, May 30, 2016

Remembrance Day 2016

I intended to release this post on the eve of Memorial Day 2016 but circumstances prevented me from doing so ~ better late than never. This special day is and will always be one of somber thoughts of beloved friends lost.  This is true for all of us.  Some of us in my generation have served in wars, lost fathers, brothers, cousins and close friends. Seems nowadays that each generation in America must take up arms as we did in VietNam and now the Middle East


The World’s Most Famous WAR MEMORIAL POEM
By Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae
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
Composed at the battlefront on May 3, 1915 
during the second battle of Ypres, Belgium
More about this poem

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