May 31, 2010

Semper Fidelis

Flanders Fields

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.

Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918)
Canadian Army


This is not just for the Marines.

This is for everyone who has laid down their life for all of us.

Every man and woman who gave their all to protect the rights we hold dear.

Never forget them. Honor their memories. Proudly fly the flag they fought for.

Keep the faith.

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