Saturday, November 11, 2006

Remembrance Day

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-


Blogger Kim said...

The words are just so powerful.

5:56 PM  
Blogger Melinda said...

I read this to my children, and had a hard time not crying. It was very inspiring to hear what they had to say about war and remembering the people who have made the world safe for us.

One child asked me why I was saying this day was only to remember the people from the world wars - since there are still soldiers fighting for freedom in the world today.

I didn't know what to tell him...

6:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is the week to remember those that have sacrificed so much in service to their country, which is why it was so shocking to read in the Wales on Sunday at the likes of Peter Black Assembly AM ripping into ex-POW John McCain for the way he moves his arms. John McCain is a man who suffered greatly when he was shot down over Vietnam serving his country. If you read about the McCain family you will read about sacrifice and service to the United States of America. I read that John McCain’s father was at the signing of the Japanese surrender and died shortly thereafter. John McCain’s son is serving in Iraq. Whole generations of McCain’s have served and risked life and limb in service to their country … and there’s Peter Black ripping into McCain for the way he moves, for the way he uncomfortably supports his arms. Shame on you Peter Black.

Feel free to let him know how you disagree with him:

National Assembly for Wales, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff CF99 1NA
029 2089 8744
029 2089 8362

5:49 PM  

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