In Honor of our Veterans

Wednesday, November 11, 2009
I just wanted to say THANK-YOU to all who have served our country (my dear Dad as well as other family members included). Please remember our brave men and women in uniform and the families of those who paid the ultimate price in your prayers.

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.


  1. Beautiful post. A big 'thank you' to your family memeber who served.


  1. Thank you for posting about Veteran's Day! My dad is in the army and I am just so proud of him and his service to our country! I am sure you know the feeling since you have family members in the service. Anway, lovely post!

  1. Neat! I'll be linking to this on my roundup. I especially was interested in the poppies reference - my hubs sells them on behalf of VFW but I never really thought about the significance. Thanks!!

  1. This is a wonderful reminder to respect and be grateful for those who keep us safe. Thank you.

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