Wednesday, November 11, 2009

In Flander's Fields

(written by Canadian Lt. Col John McCrae on May 3, 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.

Please be sure to wear the poppy proudly on your lapel, overcoat or knapsack today!

And remember to honour all of our veterans by observing 2 minutes of silence at 11:00am today.

Lest We Forget!


  1. Thank you so much for sharing this awesome piece and I will observe the 2 min. of silence with you today.
    God Bless and thank you to all the Canadian vets today

  2. We will remember our Canadian Veteran brothers and sisters here in America at APN as well. Thank you for your post

  3. Santa, my friend - thank you for observing the 2 minutes with us - it means alot! and thank you for your service!!! and friendship!

    AP - thank you for including the CPN in your post on Veteran's Day at the APN - we really appreciate it! and thank you for stopping by and remembering all Veterans with us!