Friday, November 11, 2011

Armistice /Veteran's Day

 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, an
d 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

World War I veterans
Florence Beatrice Green (née Patterson, born 19 February 1901) is the last known living veteran of the First World War. She was a member of the Women's Royal Air Force.

US Living Veterans

World War II
1.7 million

Korean War
2.2 million

7.6 million

21.8 Million veterans in the US (2010)
1.6 Million are female
9 millions over age 65

Take a moment. Put aside the politics. Remember those in the past, present, and future that have served in the military.

1 comment:

Kelli Nørgaard said...

This is an amazing post! Thank you for causing us all to stop and remember....