In Gratitude, Memorial Day 2021

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 McRae, 1915

God bless our country and each of us as we remember the great sacrifices given for our right to live freely.

CK

May 31, 2021

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