Thursday, November 11, 2010

In Rememberance

The holiday we know as Veteran's Day originated as Armistice Day, in commemoration of the cessation of hostilities during World War I.

In Flanders Fields
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.

Thank you to all my fellow Veteran's...past, present, and future.


BSOTF said...

Thankyou you too!

Buck said...

A tip of the ol' blue service cap to you too, BR. And a salute.

Veronica Lodge said...

Happy Rememberance day. I too am going to post about this...but about the horses who were lost. Lest We Forget. <3

roughneckturtle/Jeff C. said...

AMEN! Thank you BR, and all our Fallen Soldiers, Veterans, and Current Inlisted.

Deb said...

Even though I live in Canada, I thank you and all military personel for your service.