Memorial Day ~ A Day of Rememberance

In Flanders Fields
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.

Memorial Day is a day of remembering and honoring the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces ~ lest not forget.

This Memorial Day weekend ~ regardless of your view on war ~ take a moment to think about the meaning of the holiday and the sacrifices that have been made by our fathers, sons, brothers and sisters, mothers and daughters ~ it truly is the least we can do.

17 thoughts on “Memorial Day ~ A Day of Rememberance

  1. I love the photo and the sentiments, yes we should all remember those that died that we may live, in all battles around the world, and if we all remember them, maybe, just maybe, we can avoid it happening again…

  2. Susan, I wondered if I would see this poem and a field of poppies blogged this year. Yes, I saw some poppies and thank you for providing the poem.I love it. 🙂

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