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Lest We Neglect

In Flanders Fields

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and within the sky
The larks, nonetheless bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the weapons under.

We’re the Useless. Brief days in the past
We lived, felt daybreak, noticed sundown glow,
Liked, and have been beloved, and now we lie
In Flanders Fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing fingers we throw
The torch; be yours to carry it excessive.
If ye break religion with us who die
We will stay awake, although poppies develop
In Flanders Fields.

The ‘In Flanders Fields’ poem was written by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae on Could 3 1915. He wrote it after witnessing the dying of his good friend on the battlefield the day earlier than. It’s a solemn reminder of the atrocities of conflict and an admonishment to steadfastly stay vigilant even when confronted with terrifying adversity.

On at the present time we honor those that bravely fought for freedom and justice, and plenty of of whom bravely gave their lives for the noble trigger. It goes by totally different names elsewhere, together with Remembrance Day, Veteran’s Day, Poppy Day, and Armistice Day, however the sentiment is identical: To not glorify the tragedy of conflict, however to commemorate the valor of those that fought to defend their nation.

Brigadier Normal (retired) Robinson Risner, a veteran pilot who fought in World Battle 2, the Korean Battle and the Vietnam Battle, is a kind of courageous army troopers who we should always keep in mind at present. Regardless of being shot down twice over enemy territory, and being captured and tortured, every time it occurred he wasted no time taking to the skies once more, able to serve his nation.

by Darren Hewer
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