11 November 2008

Veterans Day 2008

In Flanders Field
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.


Laura ~Peach~ said...

HAPPY VETERANS DAY~ We love our active duty folks too!
Love you
HUGS Laura

Ellyn said...

Happy Veterans Day.

Congratulations to your son on his medal. I hope he makes it home for Thanksgiving.

Thanks so much for stopping by and helping with my project this month.

AirmanMom said...

ness...such a nice post!
We must never forget the brave men and women who serve in our military, past and present!

~AirmanMom returning to her blog...

Aleta said...

It was absolutely beautiful. Brought tears to my eyes..

Anonymous said...

Beautiful son is ex-Marine Corp., but he says once a Marine, always a Marine. He is now a Police Officer near Austin, TX. I appreciate all who serve. Tell your son congratulations on his medal.


GingerJar said...

Sorry, did not mean to post as server keeps going down...that was me...Gingerjar