Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae - In Flander's Field - Ottawa, Ontario
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N 45° 26.407 W 075° 41.773
18T E 445549 N 5032079
Quick Description: Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae holds a small notebook on which are etched the words to 'In Flander's Field', the poem he wrote during the First World War.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 7/30/2020 2:23:23 PM
Waymark Code: WM12X81
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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Long Description:
Inscription on the bronze notebook:

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.
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On Green Island, across the road from the John G. Diefenbaker Building, 111 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario


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