Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Lest we forget, ANZAC Day 2014


In Flanders fields


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.


Let's not forget.

2 comments:

Linda said...

A beautiful post. The poem and war memorial say it all. Thank you for reminding everyone how much we owe. I am a Brit so we remember the Fallen on 11th November but I know Anzac Day is 25th April. We are the lucky ones.

Lynne Shandley said...

We stood and fell together, Australians and New Zealanders both.
Lest we forget.