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Story Behind John McCrae’s In Flanders Fields Poem

When one thinks of Remembrance Day poems and Memorial Day poppy poems it is the words to In Flanders Fields poem by John McCrae that comes to mind.

The In Flanders Fields poem is the world’s most recognized and beloved of all war memorial and Remembrance day poems. It was written on May 3, 1915 by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae during WWI, while still at the battlefront during the Second Battle of Ypres in Belgium.

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