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    Entries in flanders field (1)

    Wednesday
    Nov112009

    Heritage: In Flanders Fields

    John McCrae is portrayed quite nicely by Colm Feore (who I once saw at the Film Festival), citing the poem all Canadian's know from an early age.  Don't forget what they did so long ago, and don't forget what they are still doing for all of us.

    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 (1872 - 1918)

    You can see the heritage moment below or at this link.

    L8r
    Paul