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    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.
    Be careful, don't spread invasive species!!

    When a dog runs at you,whistle for him.
    Henry David Thoreau


  • #2
    i visited the Flanders Cemetery and Museum in Ypres, Belgium six years ago, as well as those in Verdun, Ardennes, Luxembourg, Brittany, and of course Normandy. Very emotional, all of them. What struck me most was the people in many of the small villages who still strongly remember what was done for them and the meaning of freedom. Most have have impressive monuments large and small to the memory of the Allies who fought for them. More so appreciatiative than many here at "home".

    After seeing these, I strongly believe that it should be a mandatory trip for every federal elected official, to at least visit Normandy for that perspective. It would impress and (should) change some heads.
    Last edited by Wldrns; 05-30-2022, 07:49 PM.
    "Now I see the secret of making the best person, it is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth." -Walt Whitman


    • #3
      Thank you Chairrock.