Thursday, April 22, 2010

The Poppy

With ANZAC being a special day in New Zealand a lot of us bought a poppy to wear. The money raised goes to help the members and families of the R.S.A. The poppy is a symbol of rememberance and we feel proud to wear them.

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 sunsets glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders' fields.

1 comment:

  1. Jack is very proud of his poppy and wore it to the dawn parade on Sunday morning. He also left his 'Poppy' of thanks on the cenatoph. I am not sure what the old diggers will think of Jack's P.S. "You rock". But he wrote it with pride for the service they gave us.