Wednesday, November 11, 2009

veteran's day

I was over at the WTM boards this morning, and someone had started a thread regarding Veteran's Day. I started to make a mental list of all of those close to me who are currently, or have at one time been, in the service of our country during a time of war or conflict. It's a long list: husband (current), Dad (Korea), Father in Law (Korea), Paternal Grandfather (WWI), Maternal Uncle (Korea) and on and on. Thanks to each and every one of you in my immediate and extended family for your honorable service, dedication, commitment and sacrifice in wartime. Like last year, again I post...

In Flanders Fields

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.

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