Thank you for your service. Thank you for your sacrifice. Thank you to all those you lie in Flanders Fields and in the ground around the world. Thank you for standing up.
I’m so thankful for your sacrifice and I honour your memory. But I pray what I believe that all soldier pray, that one day soldiers will not die. That we will live in a world of peace. So most of all I’m thankful that despite the war and the violence we can still believe in that dream. I’m thankful that we can still believe in a world where Flanders Fields can exist in two forms, one to honour our fallen. And one to honour those who no longer have to fall.
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
In empty field, without woe,
They mark our grace; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Heard freely with no guns below.
We are not dead. When wars forgo
We live, feel dawn, see sunset glow,
Love and are loved, never to lie
In Flanders fields.
We had no quarrel, not even a foe:
To you from aging hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
You shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields
Thanks for the hope of peace,