MEMORIAL DAY POETRY --In Flanders Fields -             Great Subs @ SUBMARINA - Hemet
            Great Subs @ SUBMARINA - Hemet
 
This is probably one of the most memorable poems to come out of World War I.  This poem prompted others in the US to organize for a unified, countrywide day of remembrance - now called Memorial Day.


In Flanders Fields
  
 John McCrae 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 falling 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.











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