November 11, 2010

In Flanders Fields

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.

1 comment:

JPaschal said...

I'm a 17 year old conservative American and proud of it! I'm the Miss Poppy for the American Legion my family belongs to nearby. I had to memorize this poem in order to be the Miss Poppy and I can recite it in my sleep. Veterans are the greatest citizens our country has to offer and the greatest, true heroes this world has ever seen. I thank every veteran for what he or she has done for this wonderful nation. Thank you for allowing me to continue to enjoy my freedoms :)