Sunday, May 30, 2010

Memorial day

 I'm sure you all have read  or heard this poem.  I'd like to share it again on this memorial day.

                                        In Flanders Fields

In Flanders Fields Poem

By: Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae

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

   In 1915, inspired by the poem "In Flanders Fields," Moina Michael replied with her own poem:

                       We cherish too, the Poppy red
                      That grows on fields where valor led,
                       It seems to signal to the skies
                      That blood of heroes never dies.



  1. I love In Flanders Field. Thanks for sharing it.

  2. Love that poem too. A great post. Happy Memorial Day to you and yours. Thanks for your visit. Blessings

  3. Have a blessed Memorial Day and may the lord keep you all safe.

  4. By the grace of God I get to live in America and by the soldiers who have faught for me - I get to live here free.

    Happy Memorial Day.


  5. We are truly blessed beyond what most can imagine. Pray you had a wonderful weekend.

  6. Beautiful picture, beautiful poem. Thanks for sharing...we owe a lot to our veterans!