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In Flanders Fields By John McCrae

In Flanders Fields

By John McCrae
 
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.

 

 

 

 

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. - ppt download

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Re: In Flanders Fields By John McCrae

American flag with the text Memorial day.

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Re: In Flanders Fields By John McCrae

@Iwantcoffee  Thank you for posting this.

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Re: In Flanders Fields By John McCrae

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I was asked to memorize and recite that poem at an assembly in grade school.  I remember it to this day.  It's beautiful.

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Re: In Flanders Fields By John McCrae

Thanks for your timely post, @Iwantcoffee .   So glad that John McCrae achieved literary immortality with his poem before he died in 1918.

 

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