Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Socially Skilled's Red Poppy Pattern

Every year, Veteran's Day makes me want to cry.
In Canada, Rememberance Day is so powerful. It's a time to give respect to all those who have given their utmost for their country. While in the United States, Veteran's Day is a time to sell cars and furniture.

Socially Skilled has created a beautiful Red Poppy pattern for today and I just couldn't not feature it.

The Red Poppy became a symbol of Veteran's and their ultimate sacrifice from the beautiful poem written by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae of the Canadian Army.

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.

To read more about Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae and the touching story behind this poem, please visit this website.

To get a copy of Socially Skilled's beautiful Poppy pattern, please visit her website!

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