Reflections on the 4th of Julyby Carolyn Classen on Jul. 04, 2013, under Education, Life, Politics
Remember that powerful 1915 poem by John McCrae about the poppies growing in Flander’s Fields in Belgium and France?
It starts off with “In Flanders fields, where poppies blow, between the crosses row on row…”
Then the poem goes on to encourage others to take up the torch to fight for freedom, but to remember the dead of the world wars. “To you from failing hands we throw The torch; be yours to hold it high”…
Read the entire somber poem here:
Today as we reflect upon the 4th of July and our American freedom since the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, I would like us to remember the torch that we are carrying for the future generations –our children, our grandchildren, our great grandchildren.
Enjoy this 4th of July, 2013.