Monday, November 11, 2013

Monday Mentionables: A Veterans' Day Remembrance

Happy Veterans' Day, everyone! Thank you to everyone who has served this country and who keeps us safe.

"Nov. 11, 1918 was the day the guns fell silent at the end of the Great War."

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.

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