Lest We Forget: Remembrance Day Tribute

IN FLANDERS FIELDS POEM
The World’s Most Famous WAR MEMORIAL POEM
By Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae

Lieutenant Colonel John McCraeIn 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

Composed at the battlefront on May 3, 1915
during the second battle of Ypres, Belgium

Canadian singer (and my brother-in-law), John McDermott, singing Bringing Buddy Home, music and lyrics by John McDermott and Eric Bogle. For more information, please go to cbc.ca/remember

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One Response to Lest We Forget: Remembrance Day Tribute

  1. SaintlySages says:

    Greater love no man has than to lay down his life for his friends (Jn 15:13).

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