Remeberance Day: In Flanders Fields

Discussion in 'General OFF TOPIC' started by SixPak, Nov 11, 2011.

  1. SixPak

    SixPak Junior Member

    Lest We Forget

    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.

    Thank You to All service men and women, Past Present and Future
  2. Rubyred

    Rubyred Senior Member

    Thanks for posting this. It has been awhile since I have read this (too emotional). Thanks to all our Veterans.
  3. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

    As is the custom here i have made sure my poppy has been secured to me all day
    I have lost a few friends during my service time today is the day to remember them

  4. dbmg

    dbmg Guest

    Thanks for sharing such a nice poem..
  5. oldhippie

    oldhippie Senior Member

    Thanks for posting the poem. Always touching to read it.

    Say a prayer for all the Canadian, British, Australian and American service men and women of yesterday, today and tomorrow. May we never forget their sacrifices.:small3d022:
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2011
  6. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Guest

    Very touching, We must never forget all who have gone before, Thank you for the post
  7. lorne

    lorne Senior Member

    thanks sixpack....don't i have heard that since i left Canada.
    thank you for bringing it back
  8. Joyflyin

    Joyflyin Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator

    Thanks to all the armed forces that work together to make this world a better place.
  9. bigcletus

    bigcletus Active Member

    In 2006 I had the incredible opportunity to visit the sacred grounds of Flanders. During that trip on the road to Vimy, I stopped to get a photo of the huge Canadian memorial (under renovation). I looked down and there was a single poppy. I'll tell ya, the goosebumps just sprang out of me. I tried to attache it to this reply, but no joy.
  10. lorne

    lorne Senior Member

    grandfather,grandmother and father..all in the Danish underground during WWII, my grandfather was taken by the Gestapo but walked home to his wife years later. story is way to long to post, just watch the old movie the wooden horse, my grandfather was the fisherman, which is a very small part of what he did. may god bless them all thry did what was needed for the rest of us. he died in 1967 from a motorcycle accident, i will always remember my grandparents and what they did. we are all free for a reason