A Poem for Memorial Day

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by tiredmommy, May 27, 2007.

  1. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Well-Known Member

    I saw this online earlier & I thought I would share it with are US members celebrating Memorial Day. Remember our freedom comes at a great price.

    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.
  2. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful


    That is beautiful.

    Our small town recently lost it's first soldier. A boy all 3 of my kids went to school with. He was only 19. :crying: A good kid well liked by the whole community.

    It wasn't surprising he was given a Hero's farewell. The whole town and most of the surrounding county turned out to say their good-byes.
  3. On_Call

    On_Call New Member

    Nice poem - thanks for posting.

    We've lost two young soldiers here in our very small town as well.

    And our very dear next door neighbor just got home last night from a 16 month tour of Afghanistan. We waited up til they got back from base last night at midnight in order to welcome him home. I was just so happy. They have three boys - 6, 4 and 18 months. We have become so close to his wife - now will get the chance to really get to know her husband again.

    My dad was a very proud Marine who spent two tours in Vitenam before I was even born. I have been raised very patriotic.

    Let's all say a prayer for all those still serving this Memorial Day Weekend.
  4. Big Bad Kitty

    Big Bad Kitty lolcat

    Amen to that.

    Thank you for the poem.