Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day! Hopefully, you are spending it with your family and have been to visit the graves of loved ones.  We visited both sets of my grandparents graves a few weeks ago to lay a bouquet and remember them. In honor of yesterday's and today's heroes I'm just going to post one of my favorite poems.  I had to memorize it in the 8th grade and have never forgotten it or the men and women who have fought and many times died to give my family the freedoms we have. 

In Flanders Fields

by John McCrae, May 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.

If you don't the background of the poem,  read about it at this website.
have a great Memorial Day!

1 comment:

  1. Freedom isn't free. Thank a veteran for serving our country.