Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Veterans' Day ~

Hooked by Donna Hrkman
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.
Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae
Canadian physician
Please take a moment to thank a veteran today. 
Freedom isn't free.
Pug hugs :)




Cranberry Morning said...

That is just lovely, and such poignant verse.

denise said...

it sure isn't

Julia said...

We remember today on Remembrance Day.This year it seems even more special to remember and say thanks.

Kim said...

I wonder if he realized the impact his words would still carry all these years later. So beautiful and poignant

Margaret said...

What a wonderful rug and poem both. This being the 100th anniversary of the start of WWI makes Veterans Day all the more moving.

Mugwump Woolies said...

This rug is so impressive...the poem as well.

Trace4J said...

Thank you for sharing.
So very thankful .
Woolie Hugs