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In Flanders Fields

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"In Flanders' Fields" was written by a Canadian Physician, Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae on May 3, 1915. It remains one of the most memorable war poems ever written. Legacy has adopted "In Flanders' Fields" as its own.

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 hand 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.

You can hear the words ‘ In Flanders Fields’ sung.


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