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Remembrance Day

In celebration of Armistice Day, this year we learnt the poem ‘Flander’s Fields’ by John McCrae. We recited it and completed a comprehension task to learn the history and understanding behind it. Here are our thoughts:

“Row on row means the many graves of the soldiers who died in the war.”

“We shall not sleep means the soldiers are asking for the next generations to remember them and their sacrifice.”

 

Flander's Field 

In Flander's 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 hid amid the guns below. 

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunsets glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we live
In Flander's 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 Flander's fields.