Monday, May 28, 2012

5/28 Memorial Day Blessings to our Service Men and Women!



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.

Tomorrow I will share the card that inspired me to create this card for Memorial Day.

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2 comments:

Brenda said...

Love the card!! Very appropriate for the day!

Anonymous said...

When I was a kid in elementary school in Canada, we were required to memorize this poem and be able to recite it every November, for Veterans Day. I still love it, and the red poppies that symbolize that day. Thanks for posting that.


Wendy Carr