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The Memorial Day Poppy

 
 
Miller
 
Reply Thu 22 May, 2014 10:52 am
Let us never forget these words:

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.

John McCrae, 1915.

Memorial Day in the USA:
May 26,2014
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Reply Thu 22 May, 2014 10:59 am
@Miller,
http://botanical.com/site/column_rita/flanders.html

Excellent review of the history, botany and chemical significance of this red poppy.
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