Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Veterans Day

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.

Pic and text courtesy of Arlington National Cemetery.


A very special Veterans Day here in NYC. Our 'other' Lady in the Harbor, USS Intrepid, has returned from a 2 year refit and will be rededicated today by President Bush and Governor Paterson.

If you're ever in NYC, the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum is a must-see.

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