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A Time to Remember…

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.

– By: Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918)
Canadian Army

(Poppies from Flickr: 1. Poppies, 2. Poppy Field, 3. Thousand poppies, 4. Roadside Poppies, 5. dazzling French poppies, 6. Poppies & Blue Sky)


  1. Even though I only faced the cold war, thanks for putting together this beautiful way of remembering all of us veterans. Love ya, Dad

  2. Thank you so much for warming this Canadians’ heart. Rememberance Day (Poppy Day) is what I grew up with and every Canadian school girl and boy could recite the poem from memory. You have illustrated your post beautifully.

  3. lovely post, that poem always makes me turn into a big mush. Corra learned how to sign and sing America the beautiful for a school tribute on Friday. Good thing I had kleanex!
    I love your pictures too : )

  4. Amy I have missed you!!!!!!!!!! I have to say this is THE most beautiful tribute I have seen….I love it and of course will tell others to come and reflect…LOVE YOU FRIEND!!!

  5. Gorgeous pictures, as usual. Nice that you are home again. Thanks for your comments.

  6. This is what I miss about living so close to the Canadien Border. You miss out on poppy day. Thank you for the reminder and the pics. Gorgeous.

  7. I didn’t know you had a collection! But, all my friends say I’m psycho – I mean psychic. I love fine lawn handkerchiefs too, in fact all fine linen is inspiring to me. I’m such an old nanna. I’m glad you liked the dishcloths, I didn’t really know how to make them (or whether there were ‘rules’) because as you know we don’t really do them in Australia, but I had a lot of fun making them anyway.

  8. Thanks for posting the verse and one of my images, they seem to go well together.

    Many from the are I live went off to the trenches and didnt return.


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