Tuesday, May 28, 2013

NOTD: Memorial Day Poppies

Poppies are the flower chosen to remember those lost to war. The flower is something special for Memorial Day. Here is the poem that help start the tradition of wearing a poppy as a tribute to the fallen.

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.

Lt. Col. John McCrae
For more information about the poppy tradition, visit the American Legion's website.
Here are my poppies. I even have a postcard. :))
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