Monday, May 28, 2012

Happy Memorial Day!


  • We cherish too, the Poppy red
    That grows on fields where valor led,
    It seems to signal to the skies,
    That blood of heroes never dies
    -Moina Michael

1 comment:

rugbysex said...

This is the poem that inspired Moina Michael to lead the campaign for the red field poppy to become the international symbol of remembrance. Thanks Dan for the lovely poem.

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, MD (1872-1918)