Thank You.

An aerial view of Arlington National Cemetery shows a young tree growing surrounded by memorials of those who have served our nation. Arlington National Cemetery is home to more than 250,000 military grave sites.

In Flanders Fields

by Lieutenant John McCrae, May 1915

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.


Nora said...

Very nice! It reminds us that today isn't about BBQ's and a day off from work...

Melanie said...

You hear me, sister.