Saturday, November 10, 2012

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.

Wear your poppy today in honour of all the bygone soldiers who gave their lives so that we may enjoy our freedom today.

Wear your poppy today in honour of all the soldiers that are still fighting to keep our freedom.

The Cenotaph in Ottawa, Ontario

The cenotaph in my hometown

The cenotaph at Flanders Field, Belgium

y Family's Honour Role

John Darby
 47th Regiment of Foot HMS
 French and Indian Wars

George Darby
abt 1766- 07 Dec 1812 
 1st Lincoln Regiment
Lincoln & Welland Militia

War of 1812

 George Adam Darby
 02 Aug 1800-1892
1st Lincoln Regiment
Lincoln & Welland Militia
War of 1812

Leslie Thwaites
86th Machine Gun Battalion
Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force
World War 1

William Ashdown
First Sergeant U.S. Army
89th Field Artillery Battalion, 25th Infantry Division
Killed Pearl Harbor 1942

Ronald K. Thwaites
Private - Army
Royal Regiment of Canada
World War 2

Charles Thwaites
Royal Canadian Navy
World War 2

John Hamilton Darby
 10 Apr 1889 - 19 Oct 1938
killed World War 2

1 comment:

  1. Hi:) I just got to sing this poem for an honor choir. It is deeply moving for me. Recently, I chose to use this poem in an assignment for a college class. I would like to use the picture of the soldier looking at the grave with the cross and poppies on it; it also has the poppies in the corners of the picture. I was wondering if their is a copyright on it? And if there is, if I can receive permission to use it? Thanks!


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