Daily Archives: May 26, 2007

Let's Say Thanks

We posted on this eleven months ago and think that it’s appropriate to post again this weekend.

LetsSayThanks.com is a site by Xerox whereby one can choose a postcard design by a child, personalize the postcard message, and Xerox will print and send the postcard to troops overseas or at sea. Xerox has some choices of messages that are already written if you can’t decide exactly what you want to say, and they also give you the choice of personalizing a message.

Go. Do it.

Update:

Lorie at Wizbang! will updating a Memorial Day post during the weekend with links to other Memorial Day related posts.

See also In Flanders Fields posted below.

In Flanders Fields

Jeff posted this 11/11/2005 for Canada’s Remembrance Day which is also our Veteran’s Day. I’m posting it for Memorial Day this year.

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.

Written by Lt-Colonel John McRae (1915)

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