Jerry McNulty from Merrill B of A passed this along to me today, thank you Jerry. If you see veterans offering you poppy’s today and wondered what the connection to Veteran’s Day was, this may help.
A Canadian writer, John McRae, wrote this many years ago at a World War I battlefield turned cemetary.
“In Flanders Field the poppies blow, between the crosses on a row.
That mark our place; and in the sky the larks, still bravely singing, fly, scarce heard among 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 Field.
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 Field.”
Thank you all veterans.