Memorial Day 2012

With compassion, we remember those who have given their lives in defense of our country.  We will never forget you.  We will always honor you and your sacrifice.

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, 1915)

Published in: on May 28, 2012 at 1:00 am  Comments Off on Memorial Day 2012  
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