Friday, November 11, 2011

Lest We Forget 11/11/2011

In Flanders Fields

by: 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.


  1. Good poem - thanks for sharing! Valerie

  2. Beautiful Les...
    I just went to sign up for the ornament swap but the page said access was denied... perhaps I am too late... hope the car problems get sorted out quickly and cheaply for you Les...

    Jenny x

  3. this is a beautiful tribute. I will not forget. I am the Mom to an Army vet (Iraq war) and daughter to a WWII vet. Our troops and vets need more support...thank you for posting this! :)


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