Veterans Day

Since today  is Veterans Day and myself being a member of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary. I thought it would nice to honor and remember those who served, are serving and those who never made it back home. Today is a day we honor those who are serving in the US military, those who served and those who died in past wars and conflicts who never made it back home. So today, be nice and thank a Veteran, Service member and those serving on Active Duty, Reserves, National Guard and Auxiliary.

So in Honor of Veteran’s day, I’d like to put a poem that was written in World War 1 by Lt Colonel John McCrae from the Canadian Army Medical Corp, that still holds true to this day and is a favorite poem of mind. So here is the poem to remember Veterans Day.

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.

Lt Colonel John McCrae

So today, I leave you all with this song called Sgt. MacKenzie by Joseph MacKenzie in honor of great-great grandfather,  Sgt. Charles Stuart MacKenzie of the Seaforth Highlanders Regiment