H McKee Stewart Jr

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Memorial Day, 2010

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A holiday in remembrance of things that we wish that we didn’t have to remember. Things that we’ve sterlized, or tried to avert our eyes. Yet the same sacrifices are being made on our behalf today.

In Flanders Fields
By: Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918)
Canadian Army

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.

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Written by hmstewartjr

31 May 2010 at 9:21 AM

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