Thursday, November 11, 2010

Lest We Forget, We WILL Remember.

My boys are learning about the poppy and why we wear it. Most importantly they WANT to wear their poppy. This year I feel I have seen more than other years. I love that.

What I love more is that Kyler understands why. And he explains it to ANYONE who asks. Even strangers.

Here are my boys, proud to be wearing their poppies this Remembrance Day:




To make it a bit more "child safe" I use safety pins to keep them on and it works perfectly, with less poking! If I remember right last year K's class got them in sticker format! I think that is a wonderful day.

For those who don't remember this famous poem I hope you take a moment to read and remember.

In Flander's 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 Flander's 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, tho poppies grow
In Flander's fields.

Liet. -Col. John McCrae

Thank you, with all my heart.

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