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Lest we forget, McCrae's "In Flanders Fields"

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posted on Nov, 11 2012 @ 06:25 AM
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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.


edit on 11-11-2012 by haven123 because: (no reason given)

and i know "Lest we forget" isnt from this poem,so please dont slate me
edit on 11-11-2012 by haven123 because: (no reason given)
edit on 11-11-2012 by haven123 because: (no reason given)




posted on Nov, 11 2012 @ 06:41 AM
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Here is another particularly poignant piece to add to your thread



posted on Nov, 11 2012 @ 06:42 AM
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When I taught fifth grade, we read this poem every year around Veteran's Day. One of my favorite poems of all time.



posted on Nov, 11 2012 @ 06:58 AM
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For those who were slaughtered at Galipoli,whtatever their nationallity or alliegance.


THE ANZAC MEMORIAL
Those heroes that shed their blood And lost their lives...
You are now lying in the soil of a friendly country.
Therefore, rest in peace.
There is no difference between the Johnnies
And the Mehmets to us where they lie side by side,
Here in this country of ours.
You, the mothers, who sent their sons from far away countries...
Wipe away your tears.
Your sons are now lying in our bosom And are in peace.
After having lost their lives on this land, they have
Become our sons as well.






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