Memorial Day–Food for Thought

I came across this poem, and it really made me think about how Memorial Day seems to get swept under the rug.  Everywhere you turn around, you see ads for sales and hype for the beginning of summer, but no one really talks about why we have a 3-day weekend.  Because of these soldiers who have sacrificed their lives, I have the freedom to worship my God, the freedom to speak my mind.  I thank you.

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In Flanders Fields

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

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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Author: graceintherain

I'm follower of Christ learning about life, love, and grace in the rainy Northwest. I love coffee, good conversation, baking, and hanging out with my cat.

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