Tag:Flanders
Posted on: November 10, 2011 3:09 am
Edited on: November 10, 2011 3:19 am
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Wearing poppies on the shirt.

In the news we currently have these stories about wearing poppies on the shirts for England, Wales and Scotland to follow suit as well. I was not always aware of the origins of the poppy. It's really important to some. I'm surprised this never came up before. I know there is a famous poem about the poppies.


http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/fl
anders.htm


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.

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/fo
otball/article-2059623/England-wear
-poppy--FIFA-down.html


I may not understand the whole of the situation as well as I should but it seems to me fifa is being their usual shoddy selves.

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