Memorial Day

Posted: May 27, 2013 by doubleplusundead in Uncategorized

There are lots of good posts at HQ and elsewhere, I don’t really have anything particularly poignant for today, but we do recognize the spirit of the day and those who gave all.

  1. DismalDave says:

    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.

    Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae

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