Lest we forget

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I am awe-struck by the men and women that served our country in war. I have read many books, watched numerous movies and have not once been able to imagine the pure fear and disaster war breads.  Tomorrow we remember all of those we have lost and all of those who stood up for us.  Take some time tomorrow to be still and lend your energy and intentions to peace around this world.


Lest we forget. 






Wikipedia says "In Flanders Fields" was written in World War 1 and is one of the most popular poems. John McCrae, Canadian physician and lieutenant wrote it after his friend, a 22 year old, died the day before. 


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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