Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Flanders Fields

As we approach Memorial Day, we will be seeing people selling paper flowers to support veterans' groups. The flower is, of course, the poppy.

What is the connection between the poppy and veterans? In 1915 a surgeon named John McCrea serving with the Canadian army wrote a poem called "In Flanders Fields."

The link below will take you to the poem and a brief history of the poem and the man who wrote it.

In Flanders Field

Please remember the men and women of our armed forces.