Monday, May 28, 2007

In Memory

American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy. Photo from Wikipedia

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.

John McCrae (1872-1918)

I spent last night in Sante Fe and this morning woke up and ran across Band of Brothers on The History Channel. It is impossible for me not watch it despite having seen it many times. I am off to explore more of the Plaza area downtown. It is touristy but still pleasant and I only have dirty laundry to look forward to upon return to Albuquerque.


Churlita said...

I'm glad I didn't know BOB was on the history channel. I had a lot of cleaning to do today and it never would have gotten done had I known.

Dexter said...

Fortunately for me I caught it from Episode 7 on...I could have easily watched all 10.