Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day Scenes About Town



Library Reflection


Red Azaleas in My Garden

Flags Wave on Main Street

Flag Flies Over "the Ponderosa"

Civil War Monument in the Town Square


Soldiers Row in the Local Cemetery

The Conclusion

by J. A. Williams

In Flanders field the poppies bloom

Above your lowly, hallowed tomb.

That your brave deeds shall never die

The torch of freedom lifted high

Shall shine forever where you lie.

No more in Flanders fields will grow

The crosses, endless row on row,

For crushed and conquered lies the foe.

We kept the faith—We've seen it thru,

Our myriad brave lie dead with you

In Flanders fields.

Sweet be your rest! Our task is done;

The tramp of armies, boom of gun

And furious cry of savage Hun

Are silent now. The victory's won!

Peace to your souls! The victory's won

In Flanders fields.

This poem was written during the Peace Conference in 1919. It is the fourth poem to be written in response to John D. McCrae's In Flanders Fields. Some day we will see an end to wars. This poem looks forward to that ultimate day when wars will end and no more will die. Amen!

With heartfelt gratitude for every sacrifice made to keep us free. Thank you.

18 comments:

  1. Beautiful scenes and sentiment Vee. I hope you and your family have a wonderful day.

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  2. I hadn't heard that poem before. It's speaks so true.

    Enjoy the day!
    Leann

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  3. What a beautiful post. Thank you and have a wonderful holiday!

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  4. What a wonderful post Vee. Happy Memorial day ♥ Great poem.....

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  5. Your town looks beautiful all decked-out to remember those who have died for our country - thank you for sharing!

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  6. Thanks for remembering our fallen soldiers. I peaked all the way back to the Mrs Lincoln cake...oh yum!
    Joyce (army Mom)

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  7. Beautiful post Vee thanks for sharing this great memorial day reminders with us...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  8. I love a little town on holiday tours. Yours reminds me of my home town and the celebrations we had. Thanks for a lovely post.
    QMM

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  9. A very poignant post. Taking us from a lovely small town in America to a future too wonderful for words.

    Blessings!

    Becky K.

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  10. You really do some good images for your headers Vee.like all the photos on this post, give me a glimpse of what life is like in the Google Earth images.

    Guests just gone to bed, they did well to stayup until 10.30 pm after their overnight trip from La.

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  11. Superb library and reflection photo!!!

    And so true words, for this Memorial Day.

    Gentle hugs,
    Aunt Amelia
    P.S. Wow, that reflection photo!

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  12. Beautiful Vee...What a lovely poem.
    Penny

    p.s. I found the wine barrel lazy susan at a small local gourmet food and wine store in my town.

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  13. I hope you had a wonderful weekend Vee! We were at a wedding yesterday and stayed overnight as it was too far away to drive home, and now I have a lot of "catching up" to do!

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  14. A very blessed Memorial Day to you! Beautiful post!!

    kari& kijsa

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  15. I don't know what town you live in, Vee, but I wanna move there! :)

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  16. I've always loved "In Flanders Fields". It starts running thru my mind when the vets begin selling the little paper poppies around here. This response is truly wonderful.

    Oh, I want some of your deep red azaelas in my yard. Gorgeous!!

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  17. All of your photos are great especially the library reflection. Love that one!! Wouldn't it be wonderful to see an end to wars?

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