MEMORIAL DAY

In Flanders Fields

John McCrae, 18721918

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.

You have likely made your plans for the coming weekend as, for most of us, it is a three day weekend. Wherever you go, whatever you do, whomever you are with, be it friends or family, even if you are alone, please remember to take at least a moment of silence to honor those who fought and died so that we might enjoy this holiday time.

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