Friday, November 11, 2011

US Veterans: Thank-you for your service

Thank-you Veterans, including my dear husband. My father Glen S. Player served in the Army Medical Corps during WWII while his brother Jack Player served in the Navy at Gadalcanal. Thank-you also to my brother-in-law Steve for serving in the Gulf and to Grampa Kent who served many years ago. My nephews Brad and Chris served most recently.

Because of the sacrifice of our servicemen and women, we enjoy freedom in this great country.

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.

Flag photo courtesy of
Flanders Field poem by John McCrae

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