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Monday, November 10, 2008

Remember a Veteran

Make it a point to thank a veteran today for the freedom that you enjoy. It came with a terrible price.

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.

Lt.-Col. John McCrae

Last year Lizzie Palmer, then a 15 year old High School student from Ohio, produced this video as a tribute to our veterans. I can do no better than to place this link for you to consider the consequence of war and the debt we owe to those who serve.


Unknown said...

Thank YOU, Papa. Your service to our country does not go unnoticed or unappreciated. I love you.

Gene said...

Larry: Great video !!!!! Thanks for everything. Dot