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Memorial Day 2010

Sometime during your barbecue today, pause for a moment to raise a glass in memory of the fallen. They bought your liberty with their blood.
Graves at Arlington on Memorial Day

In Flanders Fields
By Lt Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918)
Canadian Army

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.
Poppies in Tyne Cot CemeteryTake 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.