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May 22, 2020

Flanders Fields

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 11:10 am

Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the sunny, breezy, bluest cobalt skied, brilliant and quite bountiful island of Nantucket! Great to be broadcasting LIVE at ya via famous Ocean Street in Historic Hyannis, The Twenty-Second Day of May, 2020, Friday High Noon, marking this moment as the official kick off to the summer season on a little sand bar created by retreating glaciers during the ‘Last Great Ice Age’, a little over 11,500 years ago…


That’s right folks it’s Memorial Day Week End!  May you and yours have a great one!  Memorial Day differs from Veteran’s Day here in the U.S. in one significant way, it’s a day set aside to remember those who did not make it home from this war or that, dying while serving this great country in battles waged in far off lands, or even on our own soil…

indeed paying the ultimate sacrifice for many of the freedoms we enjoy today, paying homage to them and their families left behind has been a tradition and national holiday for many moons now. Thus it is fitting and proper to take that extra ‘time’ to keep them in your prayers while practicing acts of random kindness to ’strangers’ while you do. For these men and women in uniform paid this price for you, a stranger to them, and even though times seem tough right now, at least this writer can hear the many different feathers of birds singing in the background on this most glorious day to welcome in the summer season;

this one and the many more to follow…

In 1915, John McCrae wrote a poem entitled “Flanders Fields”, inspired by the sudden appearance of red field poppies appearing during and after the first world war, WWI. This day is symbolized by said flower, bringing US hope for the future. Even when all seems lost and everything is upside down, there will always be LIGHT at the end of this darkened tunnel, and flowers will bloom once again.

As they are NOW, reminding one of the sanctity of life itself, and our never ending need to offer love to one another.


“Flanders Fields”


John McCrae


“In Flanders Fields the poppies blow,

between the crosses, row on row.

That marks our place 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 the quarrel with the foe,

to you from our failing hands we throw.

The torch be yours to hold high,

if ye break faith with us who die.

We shall not sleep, though poppies grow,

In Flanders Fields.”


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