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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

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That is a very special place.  That statue is just something to see

Posted by Stanley Stepak, Realtor - Avon Lake, Avon, Bay Village, Westlake, (Howard Hanna - Avon Lake, OH) over 9 years ago

Thank Stan.  Its amazing how many times we have driven by that area, but really noticed the other day.  Its a very pretty little park in a busy section of town that people buzz by all the time.  I wonder how many ever notice it.

Posted by Samantha Davault, Fort Worth, TX (Alexander Chandler Realty) over 9 years ago

Samantha,  That statue really looks impressive -- and I have always liked the poem. It is great to see a post from you -- I've missed you.

Posted by Gary Coles (International Referrals), Latin America Real Estate (Venture Realty International) over 9 years ago

Quite appropriate for today~ ;) Lovely poem and excellent photo ;)

Posted by CA COASTAL ESTATES Lauren Selinsky Perez CRS, "Your Real Estate Broker" #oclauren (California Coastal Estates) over 9 years ago

Thanks Gary.  That was the first time I had ever read that poem, but I really like it as well as the one you posted as well that I read earlier today along with another one that was similar. 

 

Lauren, the photo was a bit of a drive by situation since we were in a bit of traffic, but I am going to try to go over there later this week and take a moment to read the other side of base and see what it says, but I just happened to notice it the other day and thought that it would be a nice way to honor the day.

Posted by Samantha Davault, Fort Worth, TX (Alexander Chandler Realty) over 9 years ago

Thank you, Samantha. The sculpture captures the moment and the poem is beautiful. They are made for each other.  

Posted by Yolanda Hoversten, Broker - O Fallon, IL Real Estate (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Elite Properties) over 9 years ago

Thanks Yolanda.  It was the first time I had ever heard of that poem, but it appears to be very well known.

Posted by Samantha Davault, Fort Worth, TX (Alexander Chandler Realty) over 9 years ago

Samantha, I hope you enjoyed the Memorial Weekend. I’m stopping by to thank you for your recent comment on my post. I just want to give you a high-five for your open and insightful comment. You are clearly an intelligent and articulate person who sees what she sees and calls it what it is!

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist, Probate Real Estate (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) over 9 years ago

Howdy from Houston!  Nicely done!

Posted by Alicia Barrington, Houston Home Staging Presents Alicia Barrington (THE ORIGINAL HOUSTON HOME STAGING) over 9 years ago

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