Monday, November 10, 2008

A day to remember


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.
— Lt.-Col. John McCrae

I don't think much needs to be said today, simply remember and be thankful for all they did for us and continue to do.

5 comments:

W. J. St. Christopher said...

It was lovely to read this -- thanks for sharing. We have our Veteran's Day today (Tuesday) -- always a day to really stop and think ...

Kala Pohl Studio said...

Wonderful post - photo & poem. Thank you for it:):)

Robin@creations-anew.com said...

We remember and honor our veterans. Thank you for sharing!
Robin
CreationsANew

Patty said...

Thanks for a touching tribute.

Stacey said...

A thoughtful tribute.