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Monday, May 25, 2009

Happy Memorial Day!

Dad & Mom, before he left for Europe, during WWII.

Wishing all of our veterans, and those currently serving in all branches of our military peace!

On this Memorial Day, I have a special request for those visiting...
please visit our good friend Becky's blogspot today. It will mean so much to her and her loving family. We love you Becky! Special prayers for all of you today, especially for angel Jordan!Sweet Cottage Dreams: Posting Of The Colors On This Memorial Day#linksIn Flanders Fields
The original inspiration for veterans to sell paper poppies for Memorial Day came from the famous poem below, which was written by John McCrae in 1915:

In 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.

In 1922 the Veterans of Foreign Wars became the first veterans' organization to sell poppies nationally for Memorial Day. Two years later their "Buddy" poppy program began selling artificial poppies made by disabled veterans.


  1. A lovely post! How nice to see your family picture!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! Nice to meet you!

  2. In Flander's Field.........that poem brings back such nice, if not sad, memories...I had to memorize it in primary school.
    I like the name of your blog...I guess if I get back far enough in old posts I'll find it's origin.