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In Flanders Fields


Memorial Day is a day of remembering those who died in the line of duty, protecting this country. The poem In Flanders Fields, written by John McCrae, was published on May 3, 1915. I hope it helps you to remember those we have lost.

 In Flanders Fields
By John McCrae

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.


I pray you have a safe and healthy Memorial day. – Kathryn J. Bain


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