as true today as it was then
THE REASONS WE MUST NEVER FORGET
After a 100 years, these words never rang more true
‘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
The poem, written by then Major John McCrae on May 3 1915. It was inspired by the death of his friend and Militia comrade, Lt Alexis Helmer, which he…
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