Monday, May 31, 2021




Chic Silber said...

In Flanders Fields by John McCrae

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

Written during the First World War
by Canadian physician Lt Colonel
John McCrae who wrote it May 3 1915

Chic Silber said...

Poppies are associated with those who

died in wartimw since World War I

In the U.S.people wear the red poppy

on Memorial Day to honor the dead

Since 1920 red poppies have been

American Legion’s official emblem

of remembrance worn to honor and

memorialize fallen soldiers