Sunday, May 27, 2018

Decoration Day

Via Carl

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  1. Decoration Day. Decorating the graves with flowers is a
    beautiful way to honor the fallen; instead of heading to
    the beach for the ultimate party.
    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 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 John McCrae.

    1. Hard to believe how muck England has changed. One of my favorite poems.