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Old 05-27-2013, 08:35 AM
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In honor of Memorial Day, I'd like to share a famous poem that our CEO often shares with us in an e-mail before the office closes for the holiday. It was written by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae of Canada, during the First World War.

"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.


The story of how the poem came to be written is told on this website.
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