Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day







In Flanders Fields

by John McCrae
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.



Today, in our Flickr pool,
honor our country and those we've lost
by posting patriotic photos.

For you all on Memorial Day 2012

our dearest wish





PEACE ON EARTH







10 comments:

Linda said...

Very nice tribute to our heroes.

xo,
Linda

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

Love your poems.

Very heartfelt.

Hugs my friend

Claudia

terriporter said...

Love all the wonderful photos and the poem you used to illustrate your post, Carol! Perfect for the holiday and a wonderful tribute. Looking forward to seeing everyone's patriotic photos in the Flickr pool.

Deanna said...

Wonderful, I love that you have paid homage to those that gave their lives for our freedoms. Thank you!!

heyjudephotography said...

Great post Carol. What a great tribute to all of those who lost their lives for us.

Dotti said...

So poignant, Carol. And yes - Peace on Earth. Please.

Cathy H. said...

Wonderful post today, Carol! Lovely words and beautiful images!

Focusing on Life said...

Thanks everyone. As I said to Judy, I think once you are a mother these holidays never have the same meaning again.

stephmull said...

wonderful post, Carol! You honored our country and those who have served in such a beautiful way!

leighlovedesign.com said...

Beautiful images Carol!

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