Remembrance Day

"In Flanders fields the poppies blow Betw...
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Nov 11 is Remembrance Day, Armistice Day, Veterans Day, Poppy Day, Independence Day…regardless of what you call it…Lest we forget.

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.

Lt.-Col. John McCrae (1872 – 1918)

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~ by vwbora25 on 11/10/2009.

One Response to “Remembrance Day”

  1. Each time I come back to this poem (by myself or with my young students) I find it more moving. In fact I’m featuring the same on my blog but it won’t appear till tomorrow at 11.11.11 (Montreal time).
    Evelyn in Montreal

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