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100th Anniversary of the US in WWI

I’m remembering and honoring our military history by taking a moment to contemplate the 100th anniversary of US involvement in WWI. The US contributed 4 million military personnel. It is sobering to think of the 17 million people who lost their lives including 110,000 from the US. I’ll be wearing a poppy on my lapel.

 

 

 

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.

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