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kaffyr ([personal profile] kaffyr) wrote2013-11-11 02:00 pm
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Dept. of Remembrance

 Lest We Forget

I love the poem "In Flanders Fields" but the last verse — "take up our quarrel with the foe" — is something that doesn't sit well with me. Still, Flanders Field represents both the senseless loss of war and the crucial remembrance of both what is senseless, and what, sometimes, is necessary to fight for.

And, most important, it reminds us of the men and woman who labored, fought and died.


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Flanders Field during the First World War

 
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(Painting "In Flanders Fields" by Dirk Lemmens)

[identity profile] a-phoenixdragon.livejournal.com 2013-11-11 09:08 pm (UTC)(link)
This is a beautiful post...blessings to all those who have lived, fought and died so we can be free.

[identity profile] a-phoenixdragon.livejournal.com 2013-11-11 10:05 pm (UTC)(link)
Very much this!! There are so many, many people who have made this country and how it is today possible. None of them should ever be forgotten. There is no 'small' ways to serve this country. And that should also be remembered.

[identity profile] apostle-of-eris.livejournal.com 2013-11-14 05:25 am (UTC)(link)
Rudyard Kipling wrote of his son's death in World War I: "If they ask why we died, tell them because our fathers lied."