Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Veteran's Day 2015

Thank You to our veterans. Without you, our country would not be free! Wizards, please keep them in your thoughts.

Wizard101 and Pirate101 are giving out a free Commemorative Poppy Display. From now until November 17th, enter the code "poppy2015" to redeem this gift. The display is interactive. A poem is recited when you press "x." 

Please visit this link to read more about the gift.

I decided to find the poem, and it's called "In Flanders Field" by John McCrae. The poem is beautiful and embodies Veteran's Day perfectly.

"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 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."
-Colonel John McCrae, WWI Surgeon

To learn more about this poem, please click here. I highly recommend reading about it as it is a moving story.

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