Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Veteran's Day/Remembrance Day

In Flanders Fields By: Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918) Canadian Army

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.

A salute to all who have served:

1940-5 Sailor with Mother, Wife and Baby

To the Men

1942 Wayne Hancock

1940s Curry, Willard and Theo Verser

1914 Rovno, Russian Soldier (WWI)

The Women

Lyudmyla M. Pavlichenko, Russian Female Sniper (WWII)

Frances Clayton (Union Army, American Civil War)

Mary Sutler Tippee with Collis Zouaves
(114th Pennsylvania, Union Army, American Civil War)

The Children

Howard, age 9-12 years

The Captured

1915 WWI POW Camp, M√ľnster, North Rhine-Westphalia. Arabs, Moroccans and French

The Wounded

British nurse Eva Dobell. The picture is of young disabled soldiers at the Fourth London General Hospital (WWI)

The Leaders

1864 Atlanta, Georgia General William T. Sherman on horseback at Federal Fort No. 7

1860-5 General Francis J. Herron (US Army)

The Forgotten




1854 Siege of Sevastopol

Those who Returned

(1947 African American officer standing next to his wife and holding his baby son in his hands, Honolulu, 3 January)

And those who never did

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