Thursday, June 08, 2006

In Memory of D-Day...

While the esoteric types were getting their knickers in a twist about the unfortunate date of 06/06/06 and the coming of the Anti-Christ, we here at Theodicy would like for people to remember the greater significance of the date of June 6th: the anniversary of the invasion of France during WW2, otherwise simply known as "D-Day."

In memory of all those who fought in the Great Second World War, I dedicate this posting of a famous poem originally written by a Candadian serving in France during the First World War:

In Flanders Fields
By: Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918)
Canadian Army

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.

(Text of poem from

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