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Famous Poem for Memorial Day

While attending a writing conference in February in Kansas City, MO, I visited the National WWI Museum and Memorial.

When you enter, you can walk across the entrance hall to a light-filled, high-ceilinged rotunda with a translucent floor. If you look down, you’ll see an art installation of red poppies strewn across the white floor below.

When I asked a docent about the installation, he handed me a postcard of the above poem, In Flanders Field by John McCrae, a Canadian, which served as the inspiration.

In made me very sober, indeed, to think of all of those who gave their lives in service to our country.


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