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"Let us strive to make each moment beautiful."
Saint Francis DeSales
painting by Katie Bergenholtz

Poppies for Veteran's (or Rememberance) Day

In Flanders Field-Where Soldiers Sleep and Poppies Grow, 1890,
ROBERT VONNOH        
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

For Veteran's day, we looked at paintings of poppy fields and I read them the above poem. Then we made our own poppy fields pictures.
James'
 The boys drew simple drawings of the poppy flower and we glued real poppy seeds to the flower centers.
Quentin's
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4 comments:

  1. That poem always strikes me as one that Anne of Green Gables should be reciting. Nice touch with the poppy seeds!

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  2. What a wonderful idea to observe Veteran's day! I love that poem.

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  3. I love how differently they were with gluing on the seeds. One did some and the other completely filled the center.

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  4. Absolutely beautiful post wonderful idea

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