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.
John Mcrae, Doctor First World War
On the 11th hour, on the 11th day, of the 11th month...
It's good someone remembered this, especially the fact that WWI is often extremely overlooked.
yes, lest we forget, http://www.pwcweb.com/vfwpost1503/pittamce_of_time.htm this is the video we always watch at my school for the rememberance ceremony.
They went with songs to the battle, they were young. Straight of limb, true of eyes, steady and aglow. They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted, They fell with their faces to the foe. They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years contemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them. by Laurence Binyon
*Salutes* Heres too all those who fought for something much higher than any of the material items we seek today.:beer:
Ive recently been to the somme, the amount of graves and cemeteries is unbelivable, realy was moving.
yes the somme, was really bad, more than 800 newfoundlanbders went over the top and only about 100 survived, along with all of the british divsions casualtys, very sad of how much death there was. thats why wwe mucst remember. take a moment to remember.
Hawk_345;3351809yes the somme, was really bad, more than 800 newfoundlanbders went over the top and only about 100 survived, along with all of the british divsions casualtys, very sad of how much death there was. thats why wwe mucst remember. take a moment to remember.
I visited the Newfoundland memorial. It marks the starting postion of the newfoundlands on the 1st of July, the area wouldnt be taken till november
yes you are right, im glad to see that memorial to remember the men who fought there and for all the familys desemated by the loss of husbands, and fathers. :salute:
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5th December 2005
A_tree;3351804Ive recently been to the somme, the amount of graves and cemeteries is unbelivable, realy was moving.
Thanks for posting this A_Tree, though I'm hoping not to be flamed, but a big thank you should go to the French for putting so much effort into the cemetaries and the caretaking of our war dead who could not be repatrioted to their home countries.