Lest we forget . . . ‘In Flanders Fields’

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An inscription of “In Flanders Fields” is in a bronze book at the John McCrae memorial at his birthplace in Guelph, Ont.

John McCrae’s poem “In Flanders Fields” was written during a particularly dark period of the First World War.

On May 3, 1915, he had just buried a dear friend and fellow soldier who had been killed in the Second Battle of Ypres. The poem was first published in December of that year.