Friday, November 11, 2005

Veterans' Day: Poppies...

1917, C.W.R. Nevinson
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.

Veterans' Day History

Wilfred Owen

I dreamed kind Jesus fouled the big-gun gears;
And caused a permanent stoppage in all bolts;
And buckled with a smile Mausers and Colts;
And rusted every bayonet with His tears.
And there were no more bombs, of ours or Theirs,
Not even an old flint-lock, nor even a pikel.
But God was vexed, and gave all power to Michael;
And when I woke he'd seen to our repairs.

War Memorials


Castle Arrggh!
Mudville Gazette
TC Overide
Strenght and Honor

Air Force Pundit
Euphoric Reality
Eagle Speak

One Marine's Views

Neptunis Lex
Froggy Ruminations

DoD News

The Wall


Flag On My Wall
The Men in My Family
They Are My Brother
Sacred Land
Boys in Blue and Khaki

To all our troops who have served before, serve now and will serve tomorrow:
God bless you and keep you safe.
Forever Grateful,

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