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"In Flanders Fields" Memorial

Description

This stone tablet located in Marshfield, Missouri commemorates the service of WWI Veterans with a poem “In Flanders Fields” by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD. It reads as follows:

“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 your 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.  


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