Friday, November 11, 2011

Lest We Forget...

Red Poppies

In memory of all the fallen soldiers that have fought so bravely for our country....

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.

- John McCrae May 1915

While I don't believe in war we still take a moment to remember those who did fight gallantly for what they believe in and to remember my own family members that fought and died in world war 1 & 2. So on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month and this year on the 11th year as well we will sit silent for a minute in memory.



charlotte said...

thankyou for the poem and peace to all

Forest-Dweller said...

May peace be the answer...thanks for reminding us.