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Old 11-10-2007, 10:47   #1
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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.
Today, fields of brilliant poppies still grow

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset grow,
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.


By: Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD(1872-1918)


*On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.....

*Pause and Remember, ALL the Men and Women who
sacrificed their lives fighting for our Freedom and Democracy.

*Thank a Veteran anytime.


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Old 06-07-2008, 10:28   #2
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Thumbs up Nice poem

That's nice Terrie, Whare did you get that from?


"Morning Peter:

That's the Memorial Poem for All our Army Heros who have died.
That means every Man and Women from the Canadian Army but
I believe the Poem is used in many countries around the world
also.

The poem itself was written by the Canadian Lieutenant Colonel mentioned under the Poem, during the war. So many of his men had died and he happened to notice the red poppies everywhere. He had written the Poem during his sadness of his Men who had died or were injured. He didn't think the Poem was Good enough so he had thrown it down. His Friend saw it and read it and kept it. The rest is History as they say. That's also why we wear a poppy on Remembrance Day on November 11th.

I have a poster of it at my place with the helmets and surrounded by red poppies.

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Old 06-07-2008, 10:56   #3
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"Morning Peter:

That's the Memorial Poem for All our Army Heros who have died. That means every Man and Women from the Canadian Army but I believe the Poem is used in many countries around the world also.

The poem itself was written by the Canadian Lieutenant Colonel mentioned under the Poem, during the war. So many of his men had died and he happened to notice the red poppies everywhere. He had written the Poem during his sadness of his Men who had died or were injured. He didn't think the Poem was Good enough so he had thrown it down. His Friend saw it and read it and kept it. The rest is History as they say. That's also why we wear a poppy on Remembrance Day on November 11th.

I have a poster of it at my place with the helmets and surrounded by red poppies.

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