If you can't get out to an event, please take a few minutes to read the poem "Flanders Field" below, and join me in a moment of silence to pay homage to loved ones lost in battle.
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.
During World War I, John McCrae was tending the wounded and dying in the trenches at the Second Battle of Ypres in the Flanders area of Belgium as the Canadians held their ground against chlorine gas attacks. When a close friend was killed and buried in a quick grave marked with a plain wooden cross, John McCrae wrote In Flanders Fields.
First published in Punch magazine in 1915, the poem In Flanders Fields has become an abiding symbol of remembrance worldwide.
Becky & Kate
-- Winston Churchill
This Veteran’s Day Weekend, November 11 – 14, 50 indie authors are participating in a daisy chain blog hop to support U.S. troops. Anyone who leaves a comment on a participating author’s blog will receive a coupon for a free eBook - plus the author will give a free eBook to one active-duty U.S. troop. This means you have a chance to collect 50, YES 50, FREE eBOOKS!!
For details and a list of participating authors, please visit the Indie Book Collective site: http://indiebookcollective.wordpress.com
Leave a comment on Terri’s blog and receive a coupon for an In Leah’s Wake eBook – for every comment, Terri will also give a free eBook to an active-duty troop.
FIRST PRIZE – a $ 50 Amazon gift card, a copy of the Criminal Minds script for episode 701- the season seven opener written by executive producer and writer Erica Messer, SIGNED BY MS. MESSER AND THE ENTIRE CM CAST, PLUS an autographed photo of the Criminal Minds cast!
SECOND PRIZE (total 3) – autographed photograph of the Criminal Minds cast!
With your comment, leave the name of a U.S. troop and he or she will be eligible to win an awesome care package, consisting of: $ 100 Amazon gift card, a boxed video set of Criminal Minds, Season 6, PLUS an autographed photo of the CM cast!