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Old 10-15-2020, 08:07 AM
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Originally Posted by todeen View Post
I have found that not all readers like reading poetry. But with the classic Casey at the Bat Disney cartoon, I just feel that this ought to be a poem that people know.

Does your wife know the poem "in flanders fields"?

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Being that In Flanders Fields was written by Canadian Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae after the death of Alexis Helmer, who lost his life in the Second Battle of Ypres, it wouldn't be surprising that many Americans aren't aware of it (this despite the fact that the poem is associated with Veterans Day and Memorial Day).

It should also be noted that the Second Battle of Ypres was the first time in history that a former colonial power (Canada) defeated a European power (the German Empire) in Europe.
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