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My grandfather, Charles Wagner, was in France 95 years ago for the end of World War I.

Valens

---- S L Niemann <[log in to unmask]> wrote: 
> Beautiful, thanks bro!
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> _______________________
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> *Dum Spiritus, Spes*
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> On Mon, Nov 11, 2013 at 12:35 AM, Gotfrid <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> > In Flanders Fields
> > Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918)
> >
> > 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.
> >
> >
> > We Shall Keep the Faith [The reply]
> > Moina Michael (August 15, 1869-May 10, 1944)
> >
> > Oh! you who sleep in Flanders Fields,
> >  Sleep sweet - to rise anew!
> >  We caught the torch you threw
> >  And holding high, we keep the Faith
> >  With All who died.
> >
> > We cherish, too, the poppy red
> >  That grows on fields where valor led;
> >  It seems to signal to the skies
> >  That blood of heroes never dies,
> >  But lends a lustre to the red
> >  Of the flower that blooms above the dead
> >  In Flanders Fields.
> >
> > And now the Torch and Poppy Red
> >  We wear in honor of our dead.
> >  Fear not that ye have died for naught;
> >  We'll teach the lesson that ye wrought
> >  In Flanders Fields.
> >  In Flanders Fields we fought
> >