Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Veterans Day

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. 

May there someday be peace among humans...


Summer at said...

I have my doubts about humans ever achieving peace... but until then, it's a good thing we have those who are willing to serve! Paws up to them today, and every day.

Pet Express said...

On Veterans Day we remember again
Our men and women who served;
We honor them now for what they did then:
The liberties they preserved.

Pet Express Team

Mickey's Musings said...

We will remember them.
Purrs Georgia and Julie,
Treasure and JJ

The Island Cats said...

Very touching. We ♥ our veterans.

The Whiskeratti said...

Excellent post.

Brian said...

We always remember our heroes.

Katiez Furry Mewz said...

Thank you for the poem... we will always remember our heroes.

The Swiss Cats said...

Purrs to your veterans.

Flynn said...

We thank the veterans of all our allied countries. We will not forget.

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Very nice post. Peace among humans would be nice.

Mariodacat said...

What a beautiful poem. Good job.

Punapippuri said...

That poem....

Yes, thank you. We will remember them and we are grateful to the allies who helped in Europe.

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

That is a beautiful poem that the Human has loved for a long time. I think the Humans should give the Kitties a turn at being in charge of things. I am practically CERTAIN we could do a better job.

Ellen in Oregon said...

So many have sacrificed their lives so that we can continue to live in a country that has so much freedom & democracy. We love seeing the poem you posted today. Our mom remembers that this was the first poem she had to recite from memory when she was in grade school. Back then, she didn't really understand the meaning of the poem, the way she does now. Thanks for reminding us all to show our appreciation to any veterans we know.

Pretinha said...

É uma bonita homenagem.