Thursday, November 11, 2010

Remembrance Day

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



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I know this is a crafting, sewing, home reno blog, but today is too important to overlook. In my family there were many veterans - my Grandfather served in WWI, my Father and three Uncles served in WWII. One  Uncle did not return. He is buried in Italy.  My Father landed on the beaches of Normandy on D Day and he participated in the liberation of Holland.

Today, at 11o'clock, please take two minutes to remember all the veterans.


Lest we forget.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

god bless ya