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"In Flanders Fields" by Lieut.-Col. John McCrae

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, through poppies grow

In Flanders fileds.

Col. McCrae was a member of

the first Canadian contingent.

He died in France

on January 28, 1918

after four years of service

on the western front.

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Wow, I never knew that poem was written by a Canadian. It's such a strong work. I remember hearing for the first time on Peanuts, in a special where they visit Europe and come across the poppy fields.

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thats one of the reasons it is practically the habs' battlecry

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