Saturday, November 11, 2006

Armistice Day, 2006

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.

- Dr. John McCrae, 1918

Operation Iraqi Freedom: 2,842 dead.

How long, O Lord? How long?


Blogger pissed off patricia said...

You asked the same question that I do each day when I hear the news. How many more and for how long and for what?

7:04 AM EST  

Post a Comment

<< Home