In Memoriam

In Flanders Field

By: Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD

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.

All Saint’s Day

Photo Credit: Wikipedia

Last night was All Hallows Eve aka Halloween, and today is All Saints Day.  November First, is when many Catholics celebrate their known and unknown Saints, especially those that were martyrs for Christ. I’m not a religious person but I find all types of celebrations and their origins very interesting.

In Mexico, today is the first day of Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) called Día de los Inocentes (Day of the Innocents) which honors dead children and infants.

Someone took the time to put this video together that goes over the Catholic Saints. As I said before, I’m not religious but this is still informative to me. I believe that just because you don’t believe in something doesn’t mean you can’t be knowledgeable about what others believe. I think knowledge is the only way to understand and respect people across the board.