Memorial Day 2010

In Flanders Fields
Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918)
Canadian Army

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.

For all the Veterans & military personnel currently in service and their families, we thank you for your hard work and service to the American People so that we may remain free.

Thanks, Dad…


About Tom Roland

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3 Responses to Memorial Day 2010

  1. That is always a wonderful poem and embodies the best on this day and others that honor our veterans. Tell you father THANKS for his service as well, please.


  2. The American Literature class I’m teaching this school term studied this poem — as we do every year that we have an American Literature course.

    In my view, every student of literature should memorize — and analyze — this poem.

  3. Joe says:

    Great tribute…thanks. I had not read that in many years.

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