Tuesday, November 07, 2006




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.
...For all of us who knew those from the past who fought for us, those that are there now, fighting for freedom and peace, and those we know now who will go in the future. God Bless you and keep you safe.
Renae

8 comments:

Kate said...

Hi Renae, Your great Uncle died in Europe in the 2nd. W.W. And other gr. Uncles fought there as well. I remember learning the poem "In Flanders Feilds" in grade 7. Its the only one I remember to this day!

Asheronie said...

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slap me happy said...

what a lovely poem that is, really enjoyed that one. So many have lost their lives in the "fight for peace". I personaly just don't get it.
xx
shona

Leish said...

I know, that's a great poem. We used to read it every year for Remembrance Day.

LZ Blogger said...

Very sweet sentiments here! ~ jb///

Renae said...

hmmmm, just me testing something on here. Pay no attention.....

somershade said...

We have a family full of marines and army men who have fought for peace.And our friend LZ too. Nice tribute.

Michael Manning said...

Renae: I wanted to tell you how grateful I am for your loyalty to post over at my place during the days leading up to the show. It means so very much and your love has not escaped my notice for Sahara and the project.

In high school, we had to memorize this beautiful writing and recite it on stage in Speech Class. lol, Renae!