Saturday, April 25, 2015

In Flanders Field

Today (April 25), we celebrate the ANZAC Day (in New Zealand and Australia) to commemorate and remember those soldiers who fought and died in the Battle of Gallipoli during the First World War. Today is also the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the Gallipoli Campaign that lasted for almost nine months.

In Flanders Field

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.

~Major John McCrae, May 1915


Some people whined about we celebrating and remembering those who fought and died in that modern-day Trojan War battle but they wouldn't be here today sprouting and whining about immortalising mass murder or glorifying war if their forefathers did not took the trenches a hundred years ago. They should blame the people of power and greed fighting over silly politics and territories. Don't blame the soldiers... blame the leaders who ordered those men to their deaths and took the credits of their sacrifice.

A Soldier is someone who at one point in his life wrote a blank cheque made payable to HIS/YOUR country for an amount up to, and including his life! That is honour and there are way too many people in this country today who no longer understand that fact! Copy and Paste this if you are thankful for your FREEDOM.. thanks a soldier! Buy the Red Poppies for the ANZAC Day!

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