Sunday, May 29, 2011

Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a day for remembering and honoring
military personnel who died in the service of their country.
The reason Poppies are connected to Memorial Day is this poem...



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.


Reposted from 2010


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1 comment:

Elizabeth G. said...

I love that poem. Thank you for sharing it here. I love Memorial Day for it's meaning. I have a lot of military in our family and so it's even more meaningful.

Have a lovely long weekend!
Elizabeth