Thursday, November 11, 2010

Remembrance Day

Veteran's Day falls on November 11 each year, commemorating the end of World War I on that day on the eleventh hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, when the Armistice was signed. It's also called Armistice Day or Remembrance Day.

- “As we express our gratutude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” – John Fitzgerald Kennedy

In Flanders Fields 
John McCrae (1915)

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.


I LOVE color! said...

Thank you for the poem I had never heard it. We should never forget the sacrefices Then and now . Be Blessed

SummersStudio said...

My grandpa was a WWI vet, my father a WWII vet, and my son is Afghanistan. In Flanders Field is a haunting personal reminder to me to honour the service of our soldiers past and present. Thank you for sharing it with us.