Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Lest We Forget

In Flanders Fields

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

Remembrance Day 2006 - 139, originally uploaded by etherflyer.

National War Memorial, originally uploaded by The Second Mouse.

Newfoundland National Memorial

Looking toward Beaumont-Hamel, originally uploaded by Rexton.

Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial

lest we forget, originally uploaded by striatic.

World War I ended
on the 11th hour
of the 11th day
of the 11th month
of 1918

Lest We Forget

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