Thanks Danica, I can’t think of a more important way to show the reality and the sense of humor the guys had. Of course the great sadness of the dead in Flanders Field.

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We Remember We Remember

In honor of Armistice Day / Remembrance Day / Veterans Day, I’ve created a commemorative compilation poem from the words of The Army’s Poets*.  I selected these poems, verses and excerpts from The Stars and Stripes newspaper, published in France by the American Expeditionary Forces of the United States Army from February 8, 1918 to June 13, 1919.

We Remember.

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Cooties - April 26 1918

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Tomorrow - May 3 1918

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Our Best Pal - Excerpt - September 6 1918

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Things We Used To Beef About - May 3 1918

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Why Is It?Why Is It - March 22 1918

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Strawberry Shortcake - April 19 1918

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Your Soldier - November 22 1918

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Have You - October 18 1918~~~

The Dead and the Living The Dead and the Living

Flanders Fields 1915 Flanders Fields 1915

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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…

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3 Comments on “We Remember

  1. Thanks very much for reading and reblogging, M. I was moved reading the newspapers and selecting the pieces. I’m glad their sense of humor and the sadness of their deaths came across.

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