Wednesday, November 11, 2009

We Shall Not Sleep, Though Poppies Grow...

War Dead

REMEMBER THEM, TODAY OF ALL DAYS, REMEMBER.

On this day, I am thinking of my dad (Marine Corps, WWII Okinawa) & my grandpa (Army, WWI France). I am so grateful for their service to our Nation, and for the countless others who have served before or since. Please take a moment to thank a Veteran today ... with a hug & your love, or perhaps a silent prayer.

Rest in peace dad & grandpa. I love you.

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“In Flanders Fields”
- Lieutenant-Colonel John Mc Crae / WWI

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. "

2 comments:

stumbleback said...

Great minds think alike: http://stumbleback.wordpress.com/2009/11/11/poppy/

Steve

stumbleback said...

Great minds think alike: http://stumbleback.wordpress.com/2009/11/11/poppy/

Steve