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Memorial Monday... In Flanders Fields

Driving along Camp Bowie Blvd. in Fort Worth the other day my daughter and I really noticed this statue in Veterans Park for the first time and took a photo of it thinking that it would be appropriate for today.  Engraved on the base is the poem In Flanders Fields by Lt Col John McCrae in 1915 after the death of his friend Lt Alexis Hammer.  McCrae was a Canadian doctor serving during World War I. 

 

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.

by John McCrae

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Comment balloon 9 commentsSamantha Davault • May 30 2011 11:06PM
Memorial Monday… In Flanders Fields
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Driving along Camp Bowie Blvd. in Fort Worth the other day my daughter and I really noticed this statue in Veterans Park for the first time and took a photo of it thinking that it would be appropriate for today. Engraved on the base is the poem In… more