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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Veteran's Day Poppy Posters

This past fall, my 5th/6th grade students participated in a join project with the Senior Center in our town.  The poppy is a symbol of sacrifice and is worn to honor the men and women who have served in war.   They created poppy posters in remembrance of the veterans.  These were displayed in the Senior Center and the students attended a very special Veterans Day program.  The students sang patriotic songs and were recognized for their posters.  A local singing group also sang and the veterans that attended were honored.  

In Flanders Fields
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.











2 comments:

Nancy McCarroll said...

I am so pleased that your students participated in the challenge. And equally pleased that you posted the poem Flanders Field. I heard that read by an eighty year old UK tour guide who was also an actor; it brought the audience to tears.

Thank you.

Lou Anne said...

As a retired teacher, I miss kid art. Thank you for sharing your students' inspiring work and thank you for being an inspiration to your students!

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