Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day - Never Forget

Today is a day to remember all the brave hearts who laid down their lives in service to our great country.

My Uncle-- Rufus Weldon Hodges.

One of my favorite poems that was first introduced to me in the 5th grade... It is one that I want my boys to memorize.

In Flanders Fields by John McCrae

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.


Christine said...

That's a great poem. I love the picture of Austin and Noah in front of the "Freedom Is Not Free" wall.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE the picture of the boys in front of the sign. WOW!

I haven't read that poem in a long time.

Thanks for sharing it!

Ruthanne said...

I had never read that poem before. Powerful!

Robyn | Add a Pinch said...

I love all of your photographs, especially of the boys in front of the "Freedom" wall.

I hope your family has a great Memorial Day!


Shell said...

The freedom is not free pic is so powerful!

Tracy said...


40winkzzz said...

my kids & i memorized this poem last year when we studied world war 1. we still recite it every so often so we don't forget.

i, too, love that picture of the boys in front of the "freedom is not free" memorial.

Unknown said...

Hello, first time visitor, I found you from Speaking from the Pew.
I have enjoyed reading (several) of your posts about your story and all.

:) You are one blessed mama!