In Observance: Veterans Day

 

On a holiday such as today, I like today I like to keep it simple. So below is the poem I referenced in my post on Remembrance. I hope it speaks to you in the powerful way it does to me.

 

In Flanders Field 

 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, 1915

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