In Flanders Fields

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.

- John McCrae

Remembrance day and everything it stands for have always been a big deal in our home. This is where Poppy and John got their names.

Most people notice that Edgar was named after the poet who wrote the Raven, but Poppy and John were also named after a poem and its author.

So from all of us: Find peace on this solemn day. Our condolences for everyone you've lost.