Monday, May 29, 2017

Moment of Remembrance

In the midst of our picnics, our fun at the park, our drive in the country, let us spend some time today to reflect on those who gave their lives in service to our country.

Little white crosses and their rows are so long. How will it end if you don't know it's wrong?
From "Little Play Soldiers"

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.
John McCrae

So this afternoon at three o'clock (your local time) stop.  Reflect for one minute on your country and those who gave their last full measure of devotion for you.  For this one minute in time, we can have national unity.  It's only a minute but the symbolism of it is huge.  Imagine.  One minute of unity.

Peace to each soul that sleepeth
Rest to each faithful eye that weepeth
                    Thomas Moore


~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

A perfect post and verses for today!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this beautiful remembrance.

Arkansas Patti said...

It is close to 3 now when I too shall stop, remember and thank. Thanks for the reminder.

KB said...

One minute of unity is a miracle! You picked the perfect photos, verses, and words for today. This day always leaves me tongue-tied for a variety of reasons. I loved your post.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Remembrance is often neglected, but so important to do.

NCmountainwoman said...

Thanks for your comments, everyone. This is such an important day in our history.

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