Sunday, May 25, 2014

Remember

This weekend is a time to reflect about those who have served, given their lives and protect this country!  Yes, there will be backyard BBQ's, parades, etc. but always remember what this day is for.  There are members in my family that have been in the Air Force, Army and Navy.  They served their country and protected us.  My one uncle was a prisoner of war in the Korean War.  He served his country, struggled to stay alive, was tortured so that you and I could remain free.  I am going to end with a poem that we listened to every Memorial Day when we lived in a little town in NJ called Branchville:

In Flanders Fields

Flanders Poppy on the First World War battlefields.
by John McCrae, May 1915
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.



2 comments:

Susie said...

Thank you Sherri. I love this poem. I am remembering our Heros past and present. Blessings to all, xoxo,Susie

Linda said...

Lovely post.


Ring of Kerry, Ireland
My husband, John and I went to Ireland for our 25th Wedding Anniversary in 2004. We had an awesome trip and we will never forget it. We actually got to visit our friends who live in Northern Ireland. We spent 3 wonderful days with them! The picture above was taken when we visited The Ring of Kerry. The beauty of Ireland is just spectacular! If you ever get a chance visit there.
Megan is my oldest daughter. She and Ken were married on April 12, 2008. It was a wonderful ceremony and reception!
Jenny and Kevin at their wedding 8/30/08. The wedding was at our home and turned out wonderful! Everyone had such a good time!