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I was going to post this in your beautiful Memorial Day thread, but didn't know if it would cause a riot...I didn't think you would take offense, but I am pretty sure others would have taken offense for you!  Thought you and others might like this...

 

In memory of Paul, Cinci, Leo, and all the others...forever in my heart.

 

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.

 

By Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae (Canadian)

 

 

 

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@MacDuff, this reminded me of one of my favorite pieces when I railed against the VietNam War:

 

"All should be at peace, or if kings must show their might, why, let those who make the quarrel be the only men to fight."  Charles Jefferys

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Thanks for posting!  Thus the tradition behind wearing the poppy lapel pin.

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"In Flanders Fields" is one of my favorite poems

 

Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD - Canadiam Army was a Canadian poet, physician, author, artist, and soldier during WW I.  He was a surgeon during the second battle of Ypres in Belgium.  Lots of allies died in Ypres.  He died of pneumonia near the end of the War otherwise known as the "Great War".

 

Here is his photo:

 

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@5925

 

Thank you for posting that info!

 

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          (((@MacDuff))),  I can't imagine what anyone might take offense at.    Your post is lovely no matter where you placed it, and we can't have too many threads honoring our heroes.Heart

 

 

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Van Gogh...

 

 

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@MaggieMack wrote:

@MacDuff, this reminded me of one of my favorite pieces when I railed against the VietNam War:

 

"All should be at peace, or if kings must show their might, why, let those who make the quarrel be the only men to fight."  Charles Jefferys


You would have to bring up Vietnam and ruin the thread.  Just remember there are some children of officers who never came home who post here.