In April of 1915 a battle-weary Canadian Army Col. John McCrae looked upon the final resting place of thousands of young men who had fallen in the second battle of Ypres in Belgium. He sadly gazed at the endless rows of graves each marked with a lonely white cross and surrounded by fields of poppies. As je stood silently in remembrance of the lives that were sacrificed, he heard larks singing overhead of the graves. It was then he penned the poem "Flanders Field".
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