In Honor of Veteran’s Day… A Serious Note from SatireWorld

by on 11/11/18 at 2:16 pm

mail

Please forward this today to everyone on your e-mail list in remembrance of all who have ever worn the uniform…and gave their yesterdays that we could have our tomorrows.  This is the 100th anniversary of the Armistice that ended World War 1.  Remember that “all gave some, but some gave all.”

 

In remembrance of Veteran’s Day and the many sacrifices of our soldiers:

 

In Flanders Fields

by Lt. Col. John McCrae

 

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.

(The above poem was written by a Canadian soldier during World War I.  He wrote it in May of 1915 after witnessing the death of a friend in battle.  The poet, who was also a doctor, died of pneumonia while commanding a military hospital in France in 1918.)

 

 

We Shall Keep the Faith

(written by Moina Michael in 1918 in response to In Flanders Fields)

 

Oh! you who sleep in Flanders Fields,
Sleep sweet – to rise anew!
We caught the torch you threw
And holding high, we keep the Faith
With All who died.


We cherish, too, the poppy red
That grows on fields where valor led;
It seems to signal to the skies
That blood of heroes never dies,
But lends a luster to the red
Of the flower that blooms above the dead
In Flanders Fields.

 

And now the Torch and Poppy Red
We wear in honor of our dead.
Fear not that ye have died for naught;
We’ll teach the lesson that ye wrought
In Flanders Fields.


I would hope that all of us today would seek out a Veteran selling poppies outside of a store and buy at least one in gratitude (and pay at least twice as much as they ask).  To those who did not know, I hope that this explains why our Vets sell the poppies.



Leave a Reply