Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day 2010

Please don't forget the real meaning of Memorial Day. Today is a day set aside to honor our fallen heros - the men and women who have died while fighting for our country. A day spent at the beach or shopping big sales is fun, but it's not what Memorial Day is about.

I hope you hang your flag with pride, attend a parade or memorial service and keep our soldiers in your thoughts today.

In Flanders Fields
By: 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.

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