Memorial Day: Take a Moment

In Flanders FieldsPoppies on soldiers' graves 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.

NAS Pensacola barrancas national cemetery
NAS Pensacola Barrancas National Cemetery This Morning

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.

Urns in the NAS Pensacola barrancas national cemetery
Decorated Urn Squares at Barrancas National Cemetery

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.

NAS Pensacola barrancas national cemetery
The Blog's Author Had the Honor to Bury Twenty-five Marine Vets at the Cemetery on the Burial Detail

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