November 11, 2008

The 11th of the 11th of the 11th

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.

- John McCrae

As we celebrate and remember our Veterans today.  I want to say a special thank you to my Grandfather.  Who fought for our country in WWII.  You are an inspiration to our family, your strength, your loyalty and your love.  Your country honors the sacrifices you have made.  And your family is so incredable proud of our Veteran.
I love you Grandpa, thank you.


Neas Nuttiness said...

I'd forgotten all about that poem. How appropriate for today! I'll have to make sure to thank my dad for his service!

Neas Nuttiness said...

It'a me again - thank you for visiting my humble blog AND George says "thanks for the Birthday Wish".

Far Side of Fifty said...

Very nice post today! Thanks for sharing the poem:)

Leilani Lee said...

Thanks so much for the poem.