Celebrate Remembrance Day/Veterans' Day with KIDOONS on November 11

Posted on: Friday, November 7, 2014

In Flanders Fields is a war poem written by Canadian Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae. The story goes that, that after witnessing the funeral of a fellow soldier, he felt inspired to write the poem. Later on, he threw it away, not thinking it was good enough. Other soldiers found it, and it went on to become one of the world's most famous war memorial poems. It is still recited every Remembrance Day November 11th in Canada, and Canadians wear poppies to honor the service members who died defending the country.

In Flanders Fields
by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae

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.

Watch this poem read by Rick Miller

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