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Old 06-07-2007, 09:56 PM   #13
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I'm sorry I missed this. It's incomprehensible to imagine the World without D-Day, and I still am in awe that so many would sacrifice so much for people and Countries that were not their own.

I've always felt that "In Flanders Field" was the most powerful memorial poem.

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.

—By John McCrae
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