A Red Poppy To Remember

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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

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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.

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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.

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5 thoughts on “A Red Poppy To Remember

  1. gail cavanaugh says:

    perfect remembrance day post. thank you

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  2. Toosh says:

    It’s so very important to remember.
    We had breakfast with the family in Balmoral, then Paul and I headed to Stonewall for the Remembrance Day service. The legion was packed, as was the overflow.
    Nothing says November 11th like the perfect poppy.

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    • WolfSong says:

      We went to the service in Teulon. Being so small I missed the bagpipes. The Armoury down the street in the city used to have pipers ever now and then…to me a Service should have a piper…or at least a bugler. Next year, we’ll try Stonewall.
      By the way, Toosh, recognise that poppy? đŸ˜‰

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      • Toosh says:

        I was wondering if that was our backyard variety…..beautiful photos. Really beautiful. I could stare at it all day. I never tire of poppies. Any poppies.
        We had a bugler. As well as the air cadet band played o Canada, the hymns, and God Save the Queen to close out.

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