Why We Wear the Poppy #LestWeForget

{Photo attribution ~ Oak Lawn Images} The opening scene, in the movie Saving Private Ryan, is what I can only imagine being the closest thing to capturing the absolute horror, confusion and brutality of war. I am always left with a feeling of absolute wonder as to how any human being could function in the midst of such chaos and under so much duress. It definitely underscores the sacrifice these soldiers made and the tremendous debt of gratitude we, as a society, owe these brave … [Read more...]

~ Lest We Forget ~

By:  Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae,  May 1915 In Flanders Fields  In Flanders Fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row,That mark our place; and in the skyThe larks, still bravely singing, flyScarce 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 lieIn Flanders fields.  Take up our quarrel with the foe: To you from failing hands we throwThe torch, be yours to hold it high.If ye break faith … [Read more...]