Wednesday, November 11, 2015

We Honor our Veterans



Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there, I do not sleep

I am a thousand winds that blow
I am the diamond glints on snow

I am the sunlight on ripened grain
I am the gentle autumn rain

When you awaken in the mornings hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
of quiet birds in circled flight
I am the soft stars that shine at night

Do not stand at my grave and cry
I am not there, I did not die.



The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, 1918
The day The War to End All Wars ended.

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
between the crosses row on row
that mark our place; and in the sky
Scarce heard among the guns below

We are the dead.  Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset go
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields

Take up our quarrel with the foe!
To you from falling 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.

If only it really had been the war to end all wars................

13 comments:

Mickey's Musings said...

We will remember them and we thank them.
We wish it was the "war to end all wars" too.
Purrs Georgia and Julie,
Treasure and JJ

Two French Bulldogs said...

Happy Veterans Day
Lily & Edward

Summer said...

Paws up for our veterans!

Jans Funny Farm said...

We salute our veterans!

da tabbies o trout towne said...

many thanx to all the veterans who served, and are currently serving our country ~~~ we truly appreciate it ♥♥♥

guys....N yur last sentence.......if onlee ~~~~~ ♥♥♥

Flynn said...

We thank the veterans of all our allied countries. We will remember.

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Nice tribute.

The Island Cats said...

Paws up for all our veterans!

meowmeowmans said...

So, so true. We're very grateful for our vets, today and every day. Happy Veterans Day!

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

Happy Birthday to Nicky.

What a lovely tribute to the veterans.

The Florida Furkids said...

Beautiful post.

The Florida Furkids

ps - Happy Birthday Nicky!

Jans Funny Farm said...

Today we want to wish Nicky a happy birthday!

MeezerMews&FrecklesWoofs said...

You are right...if only...sigh.........

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