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Old 11-11-2012, 08:46 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by Ash_Smith View Post
In memory of those who gave their lives that we may live and in respect of those who continue to do so on this Remembrance Sunday...

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.
John McCRae 1915

Lovely sentiments, Ash. Hauntingly poetic words.
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