Remembrance Day 2010 3

In Flanders Fields

composed in the trenches by John McCrae, May 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.

Posted under Britain, Canada, Defense, United Kingdom, War by Jillian Becker on Thursday, November 11, 2010

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This post has 3 comments.

  • Cemcbride

    An atheist site quoting a poem that references “crosses, row on row”. Is that just a bit contradictory?

    • Jillian Becker

      The crosses are a fact.

      We honor those who died for us. It doesn’t matter how their graves are marked.

      Thank you for giving me the opportunity to say this.

    • George Herbert Walker Bush once denied that atheists could be patriotic Americans. Perhaps this site, and others like it, will make the point how wrong he was.