28 May 2012

Monday's Musing - Memorial Day Edition

In Flanders Fields
by John McRae

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.

"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants." - Thomas Jefferson

A Memorial Day remembrance and heartfelt thanks to those who have given everything, and to their families: thank you.


Anonymous Stitchcounter said...

Lovely sentiment & thank you for posting the remembrance

1:51 PM  
Blogger HikerChik said...

Thank you for the posting and the picture. We used to get these red poppies on Memorial Day Sunday when I was in Sunday School ... you brought back a treasured memory.

6:51 AM  

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