Monday, May 30, 2011

Do You Remember?

"In Flanders field the poppies blow
Between 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."

-John McCrae, 1915

We all enjoy our days off from work and school, our barbecues, and our Memorial Day sales...but don't forget the men and women who died to make our wonderful American lifestyles possible. Take a moment today to thank God for the blessing of living in the "land of the free and the home of the brave."


Rebecca said...

Thank you for this post.

WhimSea Designs said...

Thank you for sharing that...beautifully said too! I'm a new follower and new to the whole blogging world. I just wanted to let you know I think your blog is SOOO CUTE! I love how you designed everything =)

Susan @ Busy Home Adventures said...

Thank you for this. A beautiful reminder.

Amanda @ Little House on the Corner said...

Well said!

Holly said...

I had to memorize that poem in first grade.
It's so easy to forget that our freedom cost others dearly.

Noelle said...

Beautifully said Amanda!! Wishing you and yours a wonderful Memorial Day!!!

Xazmin said...

Amen. Love. And Thank you.

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