Monday, November 12, 2007

veteran's day

American cemetery in France

image borrowed from Ali Thinks

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.

poem copied from the Arlington National Cemetery website.

to all veterans that made the ultimate sacrifice, I hope that we as a people will continue to honor your memory.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks. :-)

11/13/07, 8:05 AM  
Blogger jeffox said...

Well put, Bo.

11/13/07, 1:40 PM  

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