'Flanders Field' at Hazleton

‘Flanders Field’ at Hazleton

Mark Ellis of Hazleton said the community’s annual cross and flag display commemorating war dead is known as “Flanders Field” in tribute to the John McCrae poem: “IN FLANDERS FIELD: 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 ee 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.”

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