Sunday, November 11, 2007

Sunday Saying: Veteran's Day


In Flanders Fields
By: Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918)
Canadian Army


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.


I am grateful for all the brave men and women who have fought and/or died in service to their country. They are truly heroes for their sacrifices and service. I hope everyone takes a moment today to remember those living and dead. As a mother and wife I can't imagine having to send my husband off for military duty, so I want to give a special thanks to the military wives out there who keep things together at home and support their men.