In Their Honor

Veteran’s Day

Veteran’s Day is the anniversary of the signing of the armistice which ended World War I in 1918. This day is also known as Armistice Day in Europe and Remembrance Day in Canada. It is celebrated on November 11th.

In Flanders Fields

John McCrae

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.

 

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8 Responses to In Their Honor

  1. Sherry says:

    God Bless them all.
    Hugs
    Sherry

  2. J W says:

    As a combat veteran, I want to sincerely thank you for this tribute.  There is never a day that passes that I don\’t relive those days.  Some good and some very bad, but I\’m grateful for the privilege of serving my country.  Personally, I think all young men and women should serve their respective countries for a year or perhaps two.  There is need of service in all walks of life, but service to one\’s country teaches discipline, no-excuse accountability, and could bridge gaps that only committed service can traverse.  No, I don\’t propose that all young persons should be in the military, just service to humanity in some capacity.  Once we learn the blessings of giving, we move on with a keen understanding that service is a noble and soul soothing endeavor.  Again, I thank you on behalf of all veterans.  You have given me pause to smile and reflect on days past.  Walk in grace good woman.
     
    John 

  3. JoAnn says:

    I\’m wearing a poppy today in memory of all who served and are presently serving.  God bless them all.

  4. Beth says:

    I honor them all!

  5. Lizzie-Beth4Him says:

    This was a beautiful tribute and I too am remembering them all. 

  6. Flo says:

    "In Flanders Fields"–I hadn\’t thought of that poem in years, much less read the whole thing. Brings back memories. Thanks for sharing it, reminding me.

  7. Charlotte says:

    Beautiful tribute to Veteran\’s everywhere.  My mother used to say how she remembered, "the 11th Day the 11th hour of the 11th month in 1918" when WWI was over and how they had knitted socks for the soldiers in school.  hugs, lottemae

  8. Armin says:

    In the deep respect and awareness of opfernden love, I bow my head for the willingness to re-establish freedom, your life have to be abandoned. Similarly to all the victims and their families of this senseless war. Our Almighty God, Jesus Christ, you may wish to bless us and continue to live in peace can. Amen.In German:In Respekt und dem tiefen Bewußtsein der opfernden Liebe, verneige ich mein Haupt; für die Bereitschaft, Freiheit wieder herzustellen, Ihr Leben hingegeben zu haben.Ebenso gegenüber allen den Opfern und deren Angehörigen dieser unsinnigen Kriege.Unser Allmächte Gott, Jesus Christus, möge euch segnen und uns in Frieden weiterhin Leben lassen. Amen.

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